|Common Soil Seed Library Takes Root at Benson Branch|
|March 05, 2013|
Omaha Public Library (OPL) is excited to introduce the Common Soil Seed Library just in time for spring planting. A seed library is exactly what its name implies – a place where gardeners of all experience levels can check out seeds to grow. Resulting seeds are then shared with the library for others to enjoy. Common Soil, along with a variety of programs, workshops and resources to help get you started, will be based at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St.
Common Soil strives to provide a space where local gardeners, farmers and library patrons can share open-pollinated seeds, as well as develop awareness and gain information about gardening and seed saving.
“It’s important to welcome the practice of seed sharing with our community for the many benefits that come with it,” said Rachel Steiner, Benson Branch manager. “We hope that the seed library will help create a culture of sharing and abundance.”
Upcoming free workshops:
For more information about the Common Soil Seed Library and related events, visit guides.omahalibrary.org/commonsoil or call 402.444.4846. Visit omahalibrary.org for information on additional upcoming events at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.