Seed-saving libraries, my sis and NBC Nightly News

22 Mar
nbc nightly news seed saving rebecca newburn

My sis, on NBC Nightly News, talking about the seed-saving lending library program she created.

My sister, Rebecca Newburn (Becky to those who know her from Thunder Hill Elementary and Oakland Mills Middle and High Schools) has championed seed-saving for years. She’s partnered with her local library to create a seed-saving program. She’s learned through trial and error, by attending many workshops, reading, sharing, connecting and networking. And, the Taurus that she is (think fixed Earth energy), she loves to create foundational information. Her work has paid off, with speaking gigs, dozens of libraries across the nation modeling the program she founded, an article in one of the Martha Stewart mags and now this, a highlight on NBC Nightly News!

My heart swells with love to see her recognized and honored for the wonderful woman and gift to the world she is.

I couldn’t get the vid to embed, but you can watch the segment here –


3 Responses to “Seed-saving libraries, my sis and NBC Nightly News”

  1. John Slater March 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    I saw NBC News this evening and I was very impressed. Sounds like a wonderful program. I can see why you are feeling proud. Another Columbite makes good! What a great place to raise a family and thrive. Bravo!

    Is there a seed library in Maryland?

    Way to go Jessie.

    Thanks for the info.


    • JessieX March 23, 2013 at 7:59 am #

      John, Thanks. I don’t know if there is a local program in Maryland, but I’m sure enough going to share this info with the Howard County Library.

  2. hecker March 23, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    Very cool. We were watching this on NBC News last night and had no idea that was your sister.

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