Is it spring yet? I know I'm certainly looking forward to hearing the birds chirping, seeing the sun shine bright and the flowers bloom. The Rochester Library has the coolest way to prepare you for a beautiful spring - with the return of their Seed Library. Last year was the first time you could go to the library to expand more than your mind through books - you can now expand your garden. More than 8,500 packets of seeds were distributed last spring.

They have more than 45 varieties of seeds including fruits, veggies, herbs and more. They've added some new stuff this year: Thai Green Eggplant, Halbholer Fruner Krauser Kale, Wisconsin Lakes Pepper, Japanese Giant Red Mustard Green, Costata Romanesco Summer Squash, and San Marzano Tomato. How does it work? You can check out 10 packets of seeds each year, with no expiration date. You grow your produce and at the end of the season, collect the seeds to return. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

“Out of the seeds that were borrowed last year, we had a few people collect and return enough seeds to create over 3,000 additional seed packets. We want to see this program to promote sustainability, which takes time and support from the community.” -Keri Ostby, Head of Technical Services

The Grand Opening of the Seed Library is on Saturday, February 29th, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

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