Monday 25 April 2016

Coming Soon!! Seed Library Pilot Project

  Looking for a family project that leads to healthy food choices and sustainable communities?
  Need seeds to complete your vegetable garden?
  Perhaps growing vegetables is new to you?
   Well, once again, the library is here to help. 
  Starting May 3rd, the Dr. Frank W. Morse Memorial Library in Lawrencetown is inviting you to stop by and pick up a free packet of seeds, complete with planting instructions.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
   1.   Browse the seed packets. (kindly donated by: Hope Seeds; Annapolis Seeds; and Paul Gregory, Organic Backyard Gardener)
   2.   Show us your library card.
   3.    We’ll give you the seeds!
   There is no expectation of returning any seeds from your finished project, although who knows what we’ll do in future?  (Some seed libraries do exactly that.  Participants donate seeds back, to be used by others in the community the following year.)
   As your project progresses, we’d love to hear from you, but that’s completely optional.   You could send us a photo or message on Facebook or Twitter. 
   AVRL has a wonderful collection of books on all kinds of gardening-related topics – vegetables, fruit, flowers, landscaping, composting, gardening with children, and much more.   Browse the shelves in any of our branch libraries or search the online catalogue to place holds. 
  Let’s get out there and get our hands dirty this summer.  Gardening is known to have substantial health benefits in terms of physical activity and mental well-being.  Certainly there’s absolutely nothing more satisfying than reaping the rewards from a garden you’ve grown yourself, and what a wonderful family project it can be.
Teaser:  Keep your ear to the ground.  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a Valley farmer participate in a library storytime this summer?

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