Popular Seed Library Coming Back to Rochester for 4th Year
Start planning your garden because back by popular demand for its 4th year in Rochester, Minnesota is the seed library! The Rochester Public Library just announced that the seed packets are going to be available again for library cardholders.
Over 11,000 packets of seeds were borrowed from the Rochester library in 2021
Seed Library is back for the 4th Year at Rochester Public Library
March 1st is the first day that Rochester Public Library cardholders can borrow a packet of seeds for their future garden. Here are a few details about the program that might help answer your questions:
- Seed Library starts March 1st.
- You are allowed to borrow up to 10 packets of seeds.
- There are 56 varieties of seeds to choose from.
- Seed packets will be available on the 2nd floor of the Rochester Public Library as well as on the Bookmobile.
- Learn more at the Rochester Public Library website here.
“Our popular seed varieties have returned from previous years, but we also have a new category of edible flowers and additional Asian vegetable varieties,” - Librarian Martha Chapin, one of the coordinators of the project.
How many people does it take to make the Seed Library happen in Rochester, Minnesota?
According to the press release sent by the Rochester Public Library, 70 volunteers and the Seed Library team worked hard to prepare thousands of seed packets.
“We are so fortunate to have so many dedicated groups and individuals who care about making gardening accessible for everyone,” - Judy Goldsmith, Seed Library coordinator
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