The Legality of Seed Libraries?

The Legality of Seed Libraries?

After a Pennsylvania public library had its seed library notoriously shut down in June 2014, seed libraries all over the country responded with outrage and fear that similar actions may be taken against them. In this article, two authors with the Sustainable Economies Law Center delve into the legality of seed libraries, and find that Simpson Seed Library “kerfuffle” actually occurred over a misunderstanding of the law. Regardless, the laws relating to seed libraries and exchanges are vague, poorly defined, and outdated, and need to be updated and clarified in order to facilitate, rather than prevent, the sharing of seeds. 

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