Our seed library for 2015 is now open. Stop by the library and take home some seed packets today!
The Windsor Public Library seed library gives library patrons access to free, non-genetically modified seeds, gardening tips, and seed saving information. With a library card, patrons can “borrow” up to 5 packets of seeds from the library. To return the seeds in the fall, the gardener lets a few of the plants go unharvested and collects the seeds from these plants, returning them to the library.
Humans have been saving seeds for thousands of years. It’s only in the last century or so that most gardeners have stopped saving seeds and come to rely on seed companies. Now that tide is turning. Saving seeds allows us to grow plants that are from our community. It allows us to grow seeds that are suited to our climate and resistant to local diseases. And, as well as sharing seeds, the seed library will also share gardening and seed saving information. The seed library will strive to build and unite Windsor’s gardening community and will allow residents of all income levels to have free access to high quality seeds.
Ways you can help out:
Donate seeds! We are accepting donations of non-GMO, non-copyrighted, seeds. No hybrids, please.
Volunteer to assist with the seed library!
Donate money to be used for the seed library!
Spread the word and come grow with us!
A huge thank-you to High Mowing Organic Seeds of Wolcott, VT and to the University of Rhode Island for donating seeds to our library!!!
For more information, you can call the Windsor Public Library at (802) 674-2556 or email email@example.com