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By joining right now you can participate in the forming of this new and exciting community action adventure.  You will become a better gardener and closer to your garden and other gardeners as you learn the process of growing for seeds and saving seeds.  It really does 'close the loop' of your garden from seed to shining seed.  :-)

Join SLOLA - right now we have a $10 lifetime membership fee.  At this time, we reserve the right to change it after we get down the road a bit. Hit the PayPal button below, copy the form below that and send it to us (membership (at) slola (dot) org) and you too can experience the thrill of declaring your independence from Monsanto and the rest of Big Seed; you and your family will eat wholesome clean food grown from seeds owned by humanity not some big for profit (and we don't care about anything else) seed company.

New Member Accord
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative,
I pledge that I do not knowingly buy, grow, share or trade
genetically engineered seeds or plants
The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. I feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, I wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately people and communities.

Furthermore, as a member of the Seed Library of Los Angeles, I pledge to grow plants according to best practices and save the seeds of those plants according to best practices to insure that I return viable seed that will produce seeds true to the variety I label them to be. If I do not know how to properly follow the Library's published 'best practices,' I will contact someone with the Library to help me. I understand I am dealing with a living thing and the responsibility that comes with this. I pledge to participate in this project and acknowledge the sacred bond between the seeds, the other members of the Library and myself and will be honest and forthright in all my dealings with the seeds, the other members of the Library and the Library itself.

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SLOLA Member Date
The Safe Seed Pledge originated with The Council for Responsible Genetics founded in 1983, ... comprised of scientists, lawyers, public health advocates and citizens concerned about the social, ethical and environmental impact of new genetic technologies. SLOLA did not create it, but adopted it as a standard for our organization.

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Garden Site _________________________________________________________________
If not at your home address...
Phone Number _____________________ Email Address _____________________________
Please do NOT list me in the 'members only' directory

Before you can check out seeds, we must have a signed copy of this agreement in our files!  We are really serious about being a source for seed in our community and we need to insure the integrity of named seeds.