Seed Libraries: Check out Seeds and Check into Healthy Communities

Imagine walking into your library and checking out a packet of seeds that can grow in your local climate.  It’s becoming reality!

Seed libraries are regular libraries that lend books like usual, but they also loan out seed packets. A library card allows you to check out a packet of seeds and grow your own fruits and vegetables. When you harvest, you simply gather seeds from your biggest, best crops and return them to the library. The library then lends these seeds out to somebody else to continue the process.

Seed libraries are a fantastic way to provide healthy, fresh food to communities.

Growing vegetables at your home or starting a community garden with library seeds is one way to increase access to healthy food in your community. And if there isn’t already an established seed library near you, you can easily start one out of your local library!

Next time you head to your local library to pick up a yoga DVD or healthy cookbook, talk to library staff about starting a seed check-out program!

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