Gallery: DIY: How to start a community seed bank

Consider that an average packet of heirloom, organic tomato seeds may cost $3.50, and contains 35 seeds. If 5 friends get together to buy that packet, each person puts in $0.70, and gets 7 seeds to grow. Since not all seeds are viable and there's always a "failure to thrive" rate with them, it's usually a good idea to buy double that amount, but you get the idea—if each seed germinates and grows into a full plant, that's still 7 tomato plants per person, with an ideal yield of a 20 lb yield per plant, that's a fair bit of food for a 70-cent investment.

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