How cool – the Richmond (CA) created a Seed Lending Library! It’s a free urban seed project located in the public library, opened in May of this year,where anyone can borrow seeds but after they harvest, they are to return seeds. Seeds are organized by plant families, labeled well with information on the common and scientific names, the variety, former growers name, location of garden, year they seeds were harvested and other helpful tidbits. One issue is teaching people how to save seeds properly and thus they offer several videos on the process. Here is information on how to use the library and also how to CREATE YOUR OWN seed lending library! They are asking for donations as well to support this project to continue. Read more about this project and get inspired … hopefully we’ll see more libraries offering this type of service and more entrepreneurial ideas like this one.
Here is just one of many examples popping up these days as libraries are creating their own ‘green pages’ or green blogs or environmental resources Web sites. The Burbank Public Library offers these Green Pages to blog about their green ideas offer resource links and share news – also including a calendar of So Cal green events and a display the twitter feed for their city’s water and power company.
I know lots of other libraries are creating such pages, blogs or twitter accounts but please comment and share your information! I gathering links to libraries’ green pages for libraries to create a resources for everyone to use. FYI – for resource listing specifically on green library buildings visit Green Libraries site.