Leon County Spring Seed Library Kickoff 2020
Eat What You Grow with Seeds from the Library
WHO: Leon County
WHAT: 2020 Spring Seed Library Launch
WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.
Check out seeds to start your spring garden at the Leon County Spring Seed Library Launch on Saturday, February 8 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Leon County Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.
Beginning on February 8 and while supplies last, library patrons can check out three seed packets per card, per month from all seven Leon County Public Library locations. Library patrons can also browse and check out materials related to gardening and cooking.
At the kickoff event, residents will also have the opportunity to meet with UF/IFAS Leon County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers and learn how to start a spring garden as well as best practices for seeding spring veggies, raised bed gardening, healthy cooking and more.
The seed varieties for spring 2020 are Italian Large Leaf Basil, Contender Beans, Straight Eight Cucumbers, Black Beauty Eggplant, Red Malabar Spinach, Zipper Cream Southern Peas, Spaghetti Squash, Brandywine Tomatoes, Chadwick Cherry Tomatoes and Sugar Baby Watermelon.
The Seed Library Program began in 2015 as a way to promote heirloom vegetable seed planting in Leon County and to encourage residents to grow their own nutritious food.
For more information, contact Michelle Ray, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System, at (850) 606-2617 / RayM@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 /CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.
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