Spring fever has struck at the library. We’re hoping Mother Nature will catch it soon. In the meantime, we’re doing our best to get ready for warmer weather by starting a seed lending library!
Saturday morning (March 23) is our kick-off for the new seed library. We will be having a seed exchange that morning, and invite you to participate. Veteran gardener or interested beginner, we can use your expertise and enthusiasm. Bring your saved (labeled, please) garden seeds to the library that morning to swap for seeds others have brought in. We’ll have extra envelopes and Ziploc bags, too. Kick-off time is 10:00 a.m.
KC Simmers will be on hand that morning with a brief program on starting seeds. We’ll also talk about our new seed library and register folks who might be interested in participating this year. We expect to launch the seed library on April 1 (no fooling!) with a variety of veggies, herbs, and flowers. We’re starting small this spring, as we work through how best to run this new venture. The basic premise is that folks will check out a packet or three of seeds from the library free of cost, grow them this year, make some notes that would be helpful to future growers, and save seeds from some of the produce to bring back to the library at the end of the season. We’ll have educational programs throughout the spring and summer to help answer garden questions. And we have a Facebook page set up – search for Green Lake Seed Library.
We have other things going on, of course. Movie enthusiasts will want to note that we’re showing Lincoln this Tuesday night at 6:30. It’s Spring Break for the public school kids, and there will be activities for them throughout the week (check our website www.greenlakelibrary.org for details). And, as always, there are new books and movies to brighten the day.