The Silver City Public Library will host a Grant County Seed Library roundtable on Saturday, February 25, 10:30-11:30am. The topic will be “Starting Seeds Indoors,” including information and a demonstration. Come and bring your questions and answers! New and seasoned local gardeners are welcome at this free event.
The Grant County Seed Library, once located at the Volunteer Center Commons, is now available at the Silver City Public Library. The seed library is a project sponsored by the Volunteer Center, High Desert Organic Gardeners, and the Silver City Food Co-op.
Seed libraries are shared community resources that are growing in popularity. Community members donate seeds from plants they have grown. Others borrow the seeds, plant them, then donate some seeds from their crop back to the seed library. The Grant County Seed Library began with packets of seeds from an organic seed company that gives them away at the end of each season. Now there are many locally-grown seeds available. “Seeds that are grown locally for three generations or more are the best. They begin to adapt to our climate and soil,” explained Azima Forest, seed library manager. The seed library goal is two-fold: to encourage community members to grow food more, and to develop a source for healthy seeds that are well-adapted to our region.
The Silver City Public Library looks forward to hosting its first seed library roundtable this Saturday, and hopes to see you there!