Fairfax Community Seed Exchange now at the Fairfax Library

Sustainable Fairfax has partnered with the Marin County Free Library and 2014 Branson Environmental Action Network to create a Community Seed Exchange.

The Community Seed Exchange is a free seed library that supports our community with locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO seeds. This is an important program to preserve and maintain agricultural biodiversity, develop seed stock that is well suited to our climate and inspire our community to share in the magic of growing edibles, flowers, herbs and natives. In the last century, over 94% of our seed varieties have been lost. “Genetic Erosion” refers to the loss of genetic diversity between and within populations of the same species. The Seed Exchange decreases our dependence on agro-business, helps to create viable possibilities for watershed appropriate plants and is an educational resource.

Find the "Reference" section in the Fairfax library and check it out!

Reflections on GMOs 2.0, a Synthetic Biology Symposium


By Ruby Derovan, Sustainable Fairfax Communications Intern 

My first assignment as a communications intern for Sustainable Fairfax was to attend and write about the synthetic biology symposium that took place on Thursday, October 9 at the Mill Valley Community Center. Community members and expert panelists gathered for a discussion about synthetic biology and its impacts on our food, farmers, community and health.  [PLEASE CLICK ON READ MORE BELOW]

Sustainable Fairfax Welcomes New Executive Director and Board Members

Over the years, Sustainable Fairfax has made many important contributions  to the community, inspiring residents and policymakers to deepen their commitment to sustainability principles. Now, the Board of Directors is thrilled to announce new leadership as it moves forward with exciting new and continuing initiatives. 

We're Recruiting Volunteers! Check Out These Great Ways to Get Involved!

We have a lot of great ongoing initiatives, events, and programs that need volunteer power to succeed. To find out about how you can get involved, see our Volunteer  page. There are lots of great ways to pitch in and make a difference in our community and beyond. 


Just Say No to Paper and Plastic

San Anselmo-Fairfax PATCH, January 27, 2012

By Jennifer Hammond, Communications Chair, Sustainable Fairfax

It’s time to stock up on reusable bags for your backpacks, purses and car trunks.  The movement to eliminate single-use bags from stores is gaining momentum.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery
iron_springs.gif After much hard work Iron Springs has now become a Green Certified Business by the Marin County Community Development Agency. We now will continue to strive to operate the most Green friendly Brewpub that we possibly can. Next step-Sustainable Business Certification.

Iron Springs just completed another phase of our goal of reducing our footprint on the world by completing our new lighting retrofit. This energy conservation measure will save 13,345 kwh/yr, 3.210 kw, and reduce the emission of carbon dioxide {co2} into the atmosphere by 6,939 lbs/yr. We continue to seek out and explore new ways of running the most energy efficient, low impact business, that we possibly can.