Friday, December 1, 2017

Seed Library Update

Maybe you are missing digging in the dirt or maybe you are happy to hang up your shovel for a long winter nap. In any case, you'll want to start thinking about next years gardens soon and the Seed Library can help you with that!

I have added over 700 packets of seeds to the library, mostly native plants, herbs, annuals, and perennials. Many thanks to the volunteers who have come out to help package seed packets during November. We will be packaging more seed packets after the first of the year. I'll send info about dates and time later.

Some of the seeds I added need to be started quite early, such as native plants, impatiens, onions, and other annuals and perennials, so you might want to be doing some seed shopping at the library soon. There are still lots of vegetable seeds in the library as well, but we'll be adding many more after January.

Some really cool facts about the White Bear Lake Seed Library;

1. There are 105 members of the seed library of which 75 people are on the coolest email list of all.
2. Almost 1,500 seed packets were 'checked out' from the seed library from Jan-Nov 2017! This is 3 times the amount from last year.
3. Over 200 hours of volunteer time was generously given to package seeds in 2017. Also many, many hours were volunteered to solicit companies for seed packets, create the seed catalog, research info on specific plant varieties, maintain blog site, count seed packets every month, and keeping the drawers stocked. Truly a community resource!
4. Over 23 people have donated seeds, plus many anonymous donors as well as 9 commercial companies. 

Keep spreading the word about the seed library!
Think happy thoughts about next year's gardens,

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