Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Vegetable Seeds for All

Volunteers have been diligently counting and packing seeds for 10 varieties of spring vegetables which will be available at all branches of the Leon County Library beginning February 13, 2016.  This joint project of the Library, Sustainable Tallahassee, and the UF Leon County Extension office is entering its second year and third planting season of making seeds available to anyone who has a library card.

Each library patron can select three varieties to "check out" for free while they last.   Due to the popularity of the seeds last year, the seed supply has been increased, but we suspect they will still be gone in a hurry. Included in the selection are two varieties of tomatoes, two sweet peppers, okra, eggplant, two varieties of squash, basil, and green beans.  All are desirable heirloom varieties which are suitable for seed saving at the end of the growing season to provide seeds for the next year's crop.

February 13 is also an important date for the Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library.  A celebration of the 25th anniversary of the main library at its location on Park Avenue is planned.  There will be a variety of special events, free gifts, and lots of fun, so plan to attend.  The library has thrived at this convenient location in the center of town on the site previously occupied by Leon High School and Lively Technical School in past years.  More information will be available soon through local news sources and on the library website

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