Library Seed Bank

Willard Bronson Kille had a tomato development farm in Swedesboro, NJ where he developed the Kille #7 tomato. According to a 2004 article in the Gloucester County Times, in the late '60s, the Kille #7 tomato was a significant tomato in Gloucester County, and somewhat nationally.

In 2018, the Gloucester County Freeholders recognized the Kille #7 with a Proclamation in Recognition of Gloucester County's Kille #7 Heirloom Tomato Developed by Farmer Willard B. Kille, Swedesboro, NJ.

One preservation farm has kept his legacy alive. Through a community grow out project with the Library Seed Bank, and three seed libraries in Gloucester County, Pitman, Woodbury and Westville, the Kille #7 tomato is coming back to Gloucester County. The goal is building a sustainable supply of locally sourced seeds.

Jeff Quattrone, founder of the Library Seed Bank will be at the Westville Library on Saturday March 16th from 1pm - 3:30pm to talk about the grow out program. Please stop by, or email Jeff at libraryseedbank@gmail.com for more information!

Find out more about The Library Seed Bank by clicking here