More seed lending libraries cropping up

duluthJust read the news on the first seed lending library in Minnesota at  Duluth Public Library voted by the Duluth City Council in August 2012. The program was developed through an initial partnership with the Institute for a Sustainable Future and now includes the St. Louis County Extension Master Gardeners and the Duluth Community Garden Program. The goal like many seed lending libraries is to develop regionally adapted seed stock and patrons can them come and pick up seed. There will also be an educational component with classes and seminars and of course books and resources to help gardeners (read more in their FAQs).

There are over 60 seed lending libraries in the US now. Check out this map of seed library locations and this seed lending social network.