Seeds should start to be available in all KDL branches and on the Bookmobile in early March.
KDL’s Seed Library offers a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, grain, and flowers in sample packets, to patrons to promote sustainability, healthy habits and environmental awareness. With the 2024 display, over 50 varieties of vegetable seeds will be available, from the most basic tomatoes to unique produce such as Kaleidoscope carrots, Purple Top White Globe turnips, and Tokiwa cucumbers.
The Seed Library will also have a variety of flowers, with names such as Bishop’s Children Dahlia seeds, and Jubilee Gem Bachelor Buttons, as well as wildflower mixes and sunflowers. To top off the sweet offers, patrons will also be able to sample Sugar Baby, Oh So Sweet, and Golden Midget watermelon seeds, a variety of herbs, and plenty of greens.
Also in a unique offer, we will distribute the One Seed, One State seed selection, Long Island Mammoth Dill, chosen and donated by the Michigan Seed Library Network. Please limit this to one per family, as it is an extremely limited supply.
As in the past, it is requested to considerately limit your family selection to 3-5 sample packets taken from the KDL Seed Library.
What is a Seed Library?
A seed library is an institution that lends or shares seeds, for the benefit of nurturing and exposing patrons to classic and unique seeds. This is in contrast to a seed bank, where the purpose is to accept and store donations. If anyone is interested in harvesting and donating their seeds in the fall, please consider the opportunities of community gardens or the Michigan Seed Library Network.
Seeds for Spring 2024 provided by Seed Savers Exchange, with a donation of Botanical Interests seeds from Sage Garden Sales.
The seed library simply doesn't happen without the hours and hours of work completed by our wonderful volunteers. Thanks to all of them!