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Exchange Seeds at the Washington Public Library to Begin Your Garden

Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

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Books aren’t the only thing you can pick up at the Washington Public Library, their seed exchange is now up and running for the season.

Librarian Leann Kunz explains the seed library is free for patrons, “We have packets of seed that we give out to patrons for free. We encourage people to bring in seed, so that it’s kind of a give a packet, take a packet of seed from our seed library. And right now we’re really in the process of collecting seeds, that’s kind of the biggest thing that we’re doing right now. I’m lucky to have two to five people who are my regular contributors and they have been bringing in big baggies of seeds, which I will in turn divide up into smaller packets so that we kind of have a base for our library.”

Home harvested seeds and store bought packets can be donated to the exchange. There are seeds for both ornamentals and edibles, and people are encouraged to harvest seeds at the end of the season to then be used in next year’s seed exchange. Kunz says there are people with large gardens who take part, along with people who have one or two flower pots. To take part stop by the library and visit the front desk.