What is a Lending Seed Library?A seed library is a place where community members can take out seeds for free, like a book. It is run for the public benefit. We hope to get folks to garden and grow their own food. We hope to develop a network of seed savers to create locally adapted varieties, to preserve genetic diversity. Seed saving is something humans have done for over 10,000 years. A great way to share the abundance of our community.
Who will be able to participate?This is a program that is geared for all generations. No matter what level of experience you have. We hope to provide books that will provide information about seeds and plants and the wonderful world of gardening for preschoolers through to senior gardeners.
It is a way for more experienced growers to share their knowledge about what tricks and tips they have picked up over the years.
How will it work?Patrons can withdraw individual seed packets each spring and then plant the seeds with hopes that more seeds will be returned in the fall. Hopefully those seeds will be more acclimated to this are. This will empower residents to grow their own food and through the leaning, growing and sharing of related programs at the library.
Each seed packet will have information on it explaining how and when to plant your seed to maximize your success in growing them.