Each year in the spring, the Southampton Free Library collects donations of commercial seeds to create a seed library and allows people to “check out” the seeds for free.
This year, due to the temporary closing of the library’s physical building, they are making the seed library available online with delivery of seeds through the U.S. mail.
The library’s Seed Library is meant to be a seed-sharing program.
Many of us do not actually plant a full packet of seeds, hence the idea of seed sharing was born.
Each mini-packet of seeds will hopefully produce at least four or more plants.
The Seed Library is made possible through generous donations from Burpee and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
The library has a wide variety of seeds available, with a focus on vegetable seeds.
You can place online orders for up to five seed packets total and one packet per variety at a time.
To order seeds, visit Southampton Free Library’s website at https://southamptonfreelibrary.org/library-news/390-seed-library-order-online.
By offering this seed library, the Southampton Free Library hopes to expand access to new and different formats and provide the necessary tools to learn new skills.
It seeks to be a community educational center that is more than just books.
To learn more about Southampton Free Library’s unique offerings, visit www.southamptonfreelibrary.org, their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southamptonfreelibrary,or call the library at 215-322-1415.