Ukiah Seed Library helps Mendocino County residents grow their own food

From Ukiah Daily Journal

” Humans have been saving seeds for over 12,000 years; the knowledge of how to cultivate crops led to permanent settlements and the rise of civilizations, no longer requiring humans to travel nomadically for their sustenance.Over the centuries farmers have grown thousands of genetically distinct varieties of food crops, helping plants to adapt to different environments.Today much of this diversity is being lost; over the last 30 years plant breeding has become increasingly commercialized, dominated by international agricultural corporations that have established private monopolies in a quest to create genetic uniformity.”