March 28, 2022

Patrons can "check out" seeds at library branches

The seed program is at the Indianapolis Public Library.  Residents can visit participating branches to check out a variety of seeds for vegetables and herbs to grow.

The seed program is at the Indianapolis Public Library. Residents can visit participating branches to check out a variety of seeds for vegetables and herbs to grow.

The seed program is back at the Indianapolis Public Library.

Residents can visit one of the participating 17 library branches to check out a variety of seeds for vegetables and herbs to grow in their gardens.

Adult Services Manager Melissa Wooton said the program started in 2014 out of concern about food insecurity and food deserts.

“There are still so many places in the city where there is no access to fresh food, and if this helps in any way to provide that or even help people think about that, then that’s a good thing.”

In addition to seed check out, the program offers education and resources about growing and saving seeds and organic gardening. It is free and open to the public.

More information about the program and seeds available is on the library’s website.

Contact reporter Taylor Bennett at tbennett@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @TaylorB2213.

 

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