Why Having an Emergency Heirloom Seed Bank is Important

Posted on Jan 11 2012 - 1:25am by Mike Lieberman

Some believe that one of the best investments to currently make is in an emergency seed bank.

With everything that is going on with the global economy and food system, it’s hard to argue.

What would happen if our food supply was cut-off? or the price of food sky rockets too high?

Yes, it is important to have the canned goods and non-perishables, but what happens when they run out and the supermarket shelves are dry?

That’s where having an emergency seed bank helps out. I’m not getting all sensationalistic and saying it’s going to happen today or in the near future, but like any other emergency kit, it’s best to be prepared.

How to use your emergency seed bank

There are two ways that you can use your bank:

  • Keeping it in storage for emergencies. One of the best places to store them is in the freezer.
  • Start your garden. This way you can start to grow your food and build up the seed bank by saving your seeds.

Where to buy a seed bank?

It’s really important you buy a quality seed bank from a place that sells good seed.  SeedsNow.com has a huge selection of seed banks and best of all their seeds are all 100% NON-GMO and Heirloom varieties.  If you don’t know what NON-GMO or heirloom is – don’t worry – that’s the good stuff you’re looking for in a seed bank.

Here’s a couple options worth checking out:

Have you thought about getting an emergency seed bank?

  • http://realfoodtulsa.blogspot.com rubyvroom

    I’m going to share this post at Raw Food Rehab today.  Thanks for this awesome call to action and for the giveaway!

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    My pleasure. Thanks for sharing and glad you likes.

  • Palmira

    This is one on my biggest dreams … to plant my own food! Thank you!

  • Hcdesertlady2

    Even though I have  brown thumb, I would love to have a All-In-One Mega Seed Supply!! :)

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Nice. When you starting?

  • Fran

    Great post. I love to sprout. And learning more about organic gardening. Thank you for sharing.
    Fran

  • http://www.UrbanOrganicGardener.com Mike Lieberman

    Sprouting is a good start for sure.