Growing with the Library
April 02, 2013
How can the Library stay relevant in a time when eBooks and other downloadable items are becoming so prevalent? One Colorado library may have found a way to keep libraries at the forefront.
The Basalt Public Library has created an Heirloom Seed Bank program where local gardeners save seeds from their best plants and donate them to the library. Library members then "check out" the seeds, plant them in their gardens, and save their finest seeds for the library. It’s a win-win for the library and the public. The program has resulted in a fantastic local seed bank and the library has benefited from an increased patron count.
So, when gardening and libraries grow together, "healthy and regionally adapted vegetable, herb, and flower seeds" flourish as do new library users.
Colbern Road Branch