Leon County Fall Seed Library Kickoff 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 

Leon County Fall Seed Library Kickoff 2019

Eat What You Grow with Seeds from the Library


WHO:             Leon County

WHAT:           2019 Fall Seed Library Launch

WHEN:          Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE:        Dr. B. L. Perry Jr. Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams Street


Check out seeds to start your fall garden at the Leon County Fall Seed Library Launch on Saturday, August 10 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the County’s Dr. B. L. Perry, Jr. Branch Library, 2817 S. Adams St.


Beginning on August 10 and while supplies last, library patrons can check out three seed packets per card per month from all seven LeRoy Collins 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 fall garden as well as best practices for seeding fall veggies, raised bed gardening, healthy cooking and more.


The seed varieties for fall 2019 are Cylindra Beets, Romanesco Broccoli, Cosmic Purple Carrots, Tall Utah Celery, Tatsoi Green Chinese Cabbage, Georgia Southern Collards, Red Sails Lettuce, Red Creole Onion, Giant of Italy Parsley, and Red Malabar Spinach. Each packet contains ten seeds. 


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 Scott Joyner, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System, at (850) 606-2614 / JoynerS@LeonCountyFL.gov or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov.