The Morton Seed Library

The Morton Seed Library was founded in 2017 by seven local women to educate a
growing community about seed-saving methods and to develop a lending library for
garden seeds.

Here is its Mission Statement:

The Seed Library is an evolving initiative that includes sharing of seeds and educational programs.

At the Seed Library, people of all ages and experiences come to acquire and exchange seeds, and to learn the fundamentals of growing foods, herbs and flowers.

One of the main goals of our local seed library is to promote, identify and propagate varieties that thrive in our area.

Together, we develop greater understanding of ecosystems and the wonders we can find in our own yards and community gardens.

The Rhinebeck Community Garden

The Rhinebeck Community Garden has been a wonderful partner to Back Yard to
Table. Our plot at the Garden is used for demonstrations and to grow seeds for the
Morton Seed Library and the community. The Rhinebeck Community Garden is a
generous contributor to the Church of the Messiah Jayne Brooks Memorial Food
Pantry, which provides fresh vegetables to those in need throughout the growing

The Rhinebeck Grange

The Rhinebeck Grange has been invaluable in spreading the word about our project.
Backyard to Table was featured as part of the Grange Exhibit at the Dutchess County
Fair in 2017.