Seed saving kicks into high gear

By Haywood County Library | Sep 03, 2014
Photo by: Kathy Olsen Scarlet Runner beans growing like crazy!

The core values of building community and expanding knowledge are at the heart of a successful library. These values are being promoted through the seed lending library program at the Haywood County Public Library that allows people to borrow seeds at no cost and return a portion of them at harvest time.

It is now time for anyone who checked seeds out with a library card this past spring and summer to “give a little back” to the library. In order for the Seed Lending Library of Waynesville to be sustainable, the library needs some seeds to be returned each year. A total of 650 seed packets were checked during its first year, making the Seed Lending Library a popular program.

Anyone who didn’t check out seeds but would still like to donate may contact Kathy at 356-2507 or kolsen@haywoodnc.net for details.

The garden is educational, that’s why seed saving works so well as a library sponsored program.  This project has been a successful community collaboration and its just one more good reason to visit library. Please consider donating saved seeds to the Seed Library of Waynesville.

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