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Seed Library is coming via mail this year

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Southampton Free Library’s Seed Library is coming to you, through the mail.

Each year in the spring, the Southampton Free Library collects donations of commercial seeds to create a seed library and allows people to “check out” the seeds for free. This year, due to the temporary closing of the library’s physical building, the Seed Library is available online with delivery of seeds through the U.S. mail.

The library’s Seed Library is meant to be a seed sharing program. “Many of us do not actually plant a full packet of seeds, hence the idea of seed sharing was born, according to the library. “Each mini-packet of seeds will hopefully produce at least four or more plants.

The Seed Library is made possible through donations from Burpee and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Place online orders for up to five seed packets total and one packet per variety at a time.

To order seeds, visit Southampton Free Library’s southamptonfreelibrary.org or call the library at 215-322-1415.

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