The 3 Sisters Seed Box is a Seed Library in a box. My goal is to send out 100 Seed Boxes, with one in each of the 50 US states to help teach people the practice of seed-saving and the importance of seed diversity.
All schools deserve a Seed Library.
My name is Alicia Serratos and I am thirteen years old. I started learning about eating healthy, gardening and sustainability when I was 6 years old. Since then, I have worked on several projects to help promote sustainability and make the world a better place.
One thing I became interested in was seeds. After researching and meeting some amazing people, I learned about Seed Libraries and instantly became excited about the concept. A Seed Library is just like a regular library, but instead of checking out books, you’re checking out seeds. It’s a place for teachers, students families and communities to check out a variety of seeds to plant and grow on campus or at home. The seeds are completely free. Once the plants grow, some are harvested and some is left to “go to seed.” Then, you harvest the seeds and return them to the Seed Library.
In 2016, I started a Seed Library at Viejo Elementary School as a part of my Girl Scout Bronze Award. In the years following, I also installed two more Seed Libraries, one at Las Palmas Elementary and one at Carl Hankey Elementary School. Now, as a Girl Scout Junior, I am working on my Girl Scout Silver Award.
For my Silver Award, I am creating The 3 Sisters Seed Box. It’s basically a Seed Library in a box. The Three Sisters Seed Box will include a everything you’ll need to start a Seed Library. It will come with a binder with all the information you need to get started, envelopes to check out and return seeds, pens for labeling, wooden label sticks to label your newly planted seeds, and 20 packs of organic seeds. Three of those twenty packs will be corn, squash and beans, the three seeds you need to plant a 3 Sisters Garden.
My goal is to donate 100 Seed Boxes with at least one being in every state in the US.
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