- What Is A Seed Library?
Humans have been saving seeds for over 12,000 years. However, in our culture much of that knowledge has been lost over the last hundred years, along with significant biodiversity. When you grow and save your own seeds, you: – develop seed stock that is well suited to our climateWhen you participate in the seed library, you create a culture of sharing and abundance.
– save money
– mitigate our dependence on agro-business
- How Does It Work?
South Country Library patrons may choose two packets per visit from our seed library, which will be located near the Circulation Desk.
There will be a sign-out book where you will put your name, barcode number, and the number of each seed packet you choose.Plant your seeds as per the information on the packet and enjoy your bounty!
In the Fall, we encourage, but do not require, you to save your seeds and return a portion of them to the library to share with other patrons.
- Available Seeds
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- plus flowers to attract beneficial insects
- The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is an excellent source of information for local gardeners on controlling pests, when to plant what, which varieties do well on Long Island, and much more.
- The Long Island Regional Seed Consortium site has information on saving seeds from a variety of popular vegetable plants.
- Mother Earth News is a good source for articles, tips and videos on vegetable gardening. Free Registration.