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Seed Libraries?

September 29, 2014

Yes indeed!  A Tulsa Oklahoma library now offers seed packets to check out.  You take them home, plant the seeds, enjoy the harvest, and save a few seeds to return to the library.  The library even rates the seeds for beginning gardeners to advanced.  In the interest of full disclosure, I confess that in addition to being a harvest manager, I am also a librarian.  I love the Tulsa librarians for creating a seed library!

This program has benefits at so many levels, I don’t even know where to begin.  Maybe I’ll keep it simple and just offer a list.

  • Get fresh food close to home.
  • Put unused land to good use.
  • Learn self sufficiency.
  • Learn science.
  • Give back to the community in the form of seeds.
  • Get some exercise and fresh air.
  • Teach kids where food comes from.
  • Find good books while you’re in the library picking up seeds.

Don’t you wish your library had a seed program?  It could you know.  The article in Tulsa World (linked above) says to go to Tulsa Library Guides or contact Johanna Burton at 918-549-7423 or email for more information.  Go for it!

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