The Hardin Valley library is excited to announce the opening of the Pellissippi Seed Library! What’s a seed library? A seed library is a place where community members can get free seeds to plant and grow at home. Our collection contains over 2,900 seed packets in a wide variety of vegetable, herb, edible flower, grains, and cover crop seeds, and is open to all Pellissippi students, staff, and faculty. Seeds were generously donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Beardsley Farm, and local individuals in the hope of establishing a sustainable community.
How does it work? Pellissippi students, staff, and faculty can select up to 5 seed packets per person, 1 of each variety, from the collection and take them home to grow their own food. At the end of each season we encourage borrowers to collect seeds from their garden and return them to the library in order to create a sustainable collection.
Are you new to gardening or seed saving? The library has a great book collection on organic gardening, seed collecting and saving, and more! You can find all the information you need to successfully grow your garden (big or small), as well as information on seed saving on the libraries’ website. The Seed Library guide offers tips and suggestions for varying levels of experience and space. Checkout the guide today for more information: http://lib.pstcc.edu/seedlibrary