Great story by Luke Runyon on NPR about the public library in Basalt, Colorado, which not only shares books, videos and music, but also vegetable seeds. The pairing of libraries and locally productive vegetable and flower seeds makes so much sense, it is surprising that the practice is not universal. From the story:
“Here’s how it works: A library card gets you a packet of seeds. You then grow the fruits and vegetables, harvest the new seeds from the biggest and best, and return those seeds so the library can lend them out to others.”
Apparently Basalt is not alone. According to the American Library Assocation, “there are at least a dozen similar programs throughout the country.”
Read the whole story, or listen to the audio on the NPR blog on food topics, The Salt.