Seed Library: A Collaboration between Greenagers, Project Native and Mason Public Library
Everyone knows Mason is a great place to come borrow books and movies, but have you ever thought of coming to the library to borrow seeds? The Seed Library’s mission is to give community members free seeds to grow fresh, healthy vegetables through the growing season. We celebrate biodiversity, nurture locally adapted plant varieties, and foster community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing. It operates on the honor system. You become a member automatically when you take out seeds to plant. We encourage all members to learn basic seed-saving techniques. Collaborators will provide workshops for participants to learn how to save their seeds for themselves and return seed to the library for the next growing season. Returned seed will allow us to keep the library well stocked. Want to join in? It’s easy:
- Fill out your Member Seed Record at the library.
- Select your seed packets from the card catalog box located near the Director’s office in the Mason Library and check them out by recording them on your Member Seed Record. You may only take one packet of seed for each type.
- Return home to grow your seeds!
- When it is time to save seeds, please follow the instructions available at the Seed Library table to ensure that we have strong, healthy seed for next season!
- Take the healthy, saved seeds back to the drop box at the Mason Library by December 1. Please be sure to label seeds with your name, plant name and any useful information regarding plant performance and location.
If you have any questions, email: Americorps@greenagers.org
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