aliall1
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Seed Lending Library

I thought this project might be of interest to some of you. We have starting a seed lending library at our town's public library. We requested heirloom seed donations from seed companies (they were so generous) and allow library patrons to check out and donate seeds.

Seeds are borrowed at the beginning of the season, grown out, and a portion of the new crop of seeds can be returned to the library for other community members to use. Seeds are free to borrow and while you are encouraged to save seed to donate back, there is no penalty for not doing so.

I am hoping that we will get a good response from community members in our town of 1800 or so people. We are modeling the project after one in Richmond, CA (RichmondGrows).

Does anyone else have anything like this in their communities? I would be curious to see how it works and how much participation it gets.

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What a nice idea!
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I once saw a website that would give away hundreds of seed packs to community gardens.
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aliall1
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GardenGnome wrote:I once saw a website that would give away hundreds of seed packs to community gardens.
That would be awesome. Does anyone have any more information about that? We just started community gardens this year in our town and the library agreed to hosting the seed library. Both steps that are moving our town in the right direction.

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"Create a (seed lending) library" resources

If you are interested in having a seed lending library in your public library or other community space, you can visit https://www.richmondgrowsseeds.org. We also have a Seed Libraries Facebook page and a website seedlibraries.org to connect with other seed libraries.

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I know i saw something like that in this site https://www.wintersown.org/
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Well I found the site don't know if its true but give it a shot.
https://www.america-the-beautiful.org/free_seeds/index.php
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