Oct 16 2013

Botanical Wednesday: What a nice idea

The Duluth Public Library has a nice service: the Duluth Public Seed Lending Library.



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  1. 1

    Better hope it’s all open-pollinated varieties a la Seeds of Change or Territorial Seed. Otherwise you end up with a full Punnett Square of surprises

  2. 2
    Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought

    That’s actually a brilliant idea.

  3. 3
    The Mellow Monkey

    Neat! And this is something actually local to me for once.

  4. 4

    I like this Plan!

  5. 5

    I am, kind of, actually, a bit confused how you “lend” seeds. I mean, do they expect you, if the plant produces seed, to bring and equal number back, or next season you get charged with a hefty overdue seed charge? Somehow the word being used seems.. a bit odd in context. lol

  6. 6
    chigau (違う)

    Kagehi #5
    Click the link.
    It sounds like a great program.

  7. 7

    There’s a faq: Yes they’re open pollinated varieties, and yes the idea is that gardeners will bring seeds from their crop back to the library, but aside from sending out a reminder at the end of the growing season, they aren’t going to sweat it if someone doesn’t.

  8. 8

    This is a *great* idea! I’ll forward this on to our local library system to see if we could institute this kind of program. (I don’t see why not–this county is full of home-growin’, organic-lovin’ peeps. :) )

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