Library Seed Exchange 2021: Last chance to request seeds

Library patrons can request seeds to grow flowers, herbs and veggies.

The Southborough Library is offering one more chance to take part in this year’s Seed Exchange Program. Patrons can request a variety of seeds, at up to 5 packets per person.

As previously shared:

The Library Seed Exchange is a fun way to build a community around gardening information, planting and sharing. Seed swapping not only helps us to become more self-sufficient, but also protects biodiversity. And if you want to reduce stress, gardening is a great activity to pick up at any age.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to collect new seeds from their harvest in the fall to donate back to the Library.

This time around, patrons are no longer allowed to identify which seeds they want. Instead, Library Assistant Pat Ellis will put together random bundles of seeds out of the remaining selections. As long as supplies allow, the bundles will consist of 5 selections of herbs, vegetables, and flowers.

The opportunity is through May 29th while supplies last. Click here to participate.

The Library’s seed supply is a combination of donations (some from patrons who followed through on the “exchange” concept) and heirloom seeds purchased through funding by the Friends of the Southborough Library.

The Library has been encouraging participating patrons to share their efforts and success through photos:

We would love to see how your garden is growing and would encourage you to email us pictures to so we can share them with the broader community on our social media.

Please also feel free to share your pictures on Social Media and use the hashtag #sblibseeds

On their social media platform the Library has been sharing information on gardening books in their collection (click here and here) patrons can check out. You can find more in their catalog here.

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