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Seed Library Anniversary Celebration

In two years, Tempe Public Library’s Seed Library has checked out more than 4,000 seed packets, helping new gardens grow across the city. To commemorate its second anniversary, the library is hosting a Seed Library celebration this Saturday, April 13. Stop by the expo-style event for refreshments, prizes and giveaways. Admission is free. 

When: Saturday, April 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Southern Road, Library Lower Level 

Learn more about gardening by attending an Audubon class at 2 p.m. the same day: Plants for Birds (and People). Learn why native plants are critical to birds and people and how to select the right plants for the right place. 

The Seed Library features a variety of plant and herb seeds that can be checked out for free, then planted and grown at home. The seeds, which are housed in a nostalgic card catalogue, are appropriate for all Arizona seasons and growing conditions. And it’s simple to use – just check out seeds for free (up to three packets a month), start growing, then bring back the seeds of your harvest. You need a library card to checkout seeds and donating seeds is optional. 

The Seed Library is made possible through a partnership with Garden Pool, a non-profit dedicated to sustainable food growth.

New to gardening? Check out tempepubliclibrary/SeedLibrary for classes, online tutorials and more information.

The library would like to thank Garden Pool, Kid Zone, Tempe Public Works and TCAA Community Gardens for providing goodies and information.

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