We are getting close to the last frost of the season (we know better than to be fooled by one nice weekend, right?), which means it's almost time to get those veggie plants in the garden. Over 800 seed packets have been picked up from our Seed Library since it opened in March, and there is still a great selection of veggies and herbs available. But there is no time to waste now in getting those seeds to grow into sprouts!
If you are new to the Seed Library, here is a quick recap:
The FRVPLD Seed Library offers patrons free heirloom and open-pollinated seeds to grow at home. Patrons can also donate harvested seeds to the library to replenish inventory. The Seed Library is located at the Dundee Library on the main level. We have repurposed a vintage card catalog whose many drawers are perfect for it’s new purpose. Seed packets will contain enough seeds to produce about three plants. You can choose from herbs, vegetables, fruits, native prairie flowers, and decorative flowers. The collection will grow and change depending on what seeds are acquired and donated, so check in often. Each packet of seeds is labeled and includes growing instructions.
New! Gardening Tool Kits available. Just getting started? Check out a gardening tool kit, which contains a seed planting trowel, weed puller, bypass pruning shears, hand shovel, hand rake, and hand spade.
And of course we can't let you go without some reading recommendations! Scroll through the titles below for books and magazines available to FRVPLD cardholders, and click on the cover to place a hold or download a digital version.