A library card gets you a packet of seeds. You then grow the fruits and vegetables, harvest the new seeds from the biggest and best, and return those seeds so the library can lend them out to others. Tending a garden in Western Colorado can be frustrating. The dry climate, alkaline soils and short growing season keep many novices from starting. She’ll take seeds from the plants that withstand pests and persevere through drought.
Tuscon, Arizona - Public library seed bank. Library users can borrow seeds then are encouraged to harvest some seeds from their plants, keep a portion for themselves, and return some to the Seed library for others to grow.