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We are on the verge of losing, in one generation, much of the agricultural diversity it took humans 10,000 years to create.  The other shocking loss we are facing as humans is the very skill itself that we developed; to grow crops and save their seeds, implying that we could sustain our species into the future.  We are seeing some of the first humans who have ever lived on the earth who do not know how to grow their food and have no relationship with their land.  This, I believe , represents the most profound change we have ever experienced as organisms, a total change in our orientation to our physical, societal, cultural, and familial space on the planet.  Without strong ties founded in earth-bound connections of food, family, community and history, we may as well be aliens placed here from outer space.


-Vicki Nowicki, founder










 
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The Liberty Gardens Seed-Lending Library opened on April 12, 2014.  It is located in

Downers Grove, Illinois at the Downers Grove Historical Museum on Maple Avenue.  The Museum, 831 Maple Ave. is right in the heart of the historical portion of our town. The 2015 season will kick off on April 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm.  Be sure to mark your calendars!  Now that day will be open to the public and will be an orientation for beginners.  However, existing members are more than welcome, in fact, we would LOVE to see you and encourage you to attend!  You will be able to check out seeds.