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ICPL to Host Community Seed Share

by on March 23rd, 2017

Interested in starting a vegetable or flower garden this spring, but don’t want to invest in large quantities of seeds? Do you have extra seeds that you’d like to share with other gardeners? Come to the Iowa City Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, for a Community Seed Share!seedshare

Sponsored by the Library and the Iowa State Extension Master Gardeners of Johnson County, this event is a great opportunity to share seeds you’ve saved or get some free seeds to try growing something new.

This event is part of the JCMG Growing Together efforts to reduce food insecurity in Johnson County. With donations from Burpee, Baker Seeds and Seed Savers, nearly 30 varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds will be available.

The event is free and open to all – you do not have to bring seeds to participate. Seeds will be available on a first come, first served basis, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library at 319-356-5200.

2 Responses to “ICPL to Host Community Seed Share”

  1. Carolyn Hoxton says:

    I thought the seed exchange was a really nice thing to do. Next time, I will know to separate the seeds into envelopes, and not just bring a big bag of them. Several packets of seeds were available and it was a good turn out. The only thing that upset me, was no one mentioned it was going to be on the news, so my neighbor saw me on the news, but I missed it. Next time, someone may have mentioned it. Thanks, Carolyn

    • Meredith Hines-Dochterman says:

      We don’t know if or when the media will attend Library events, nor do we know if or when the stories will air, as something could happen that bumps the Library story. All we can do is watch and hope to see someone we know on TV.

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