Monday, February 16, 2015

“Starting Seeds” at Library

Gardeners won’t want to miss this year’s re-opening of the Growing Harvest Seed Library’s 2015 season! On Thursday February 19th Edward Flora from Richland Gardens will speak on “starting seeds” at the Greenville Public Library. Don’t miss this informative, informal, and educational session in the 3rd floor Meeting Room at 6:30. Refreshments will be served.

Librarian Rachel Brock started the Growing Harvest Seed Library last year with 29 members and hopes for a big increase this year. The idea is to borrow seeds, plant them, and return a few from your harvest to the Library for next year. Of course these are heirloom, open-pollinated seeds that grow year after year - no GMO’s allowed.

Rachel sought donations from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Hudson Valley Seed Library, and others, and received 520 packets. She also has seeds from last year’s crops. She explains the program needs to become self-sustaining with local seeds because they will have adapted to our climate and soil. There will also be a social event in March called a “seed swap” where people can trade seeds - more info soon!

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