In a small bountiful community garden in Sebastopol, the goal is not producing food, but harvesting seeds to be shared with others for future growing seasons.
Saving and sharing seeds goes hand in hand with the local food movement, says Sara McCammant, co-founder of the West County Seed Bank. Her organization is part of a trend toward the diversification of seed saving itself.
McCammant believes that the act of saving seeds is more important than pristine storage conditions, and the community seed bank embodies that philosophy.
Volunteers at work in the Community Seed Garden in Sebastopol. Information about workdays, classes and other activites can be found here.