The Hamilton County Master Gardeners Association opened the county’s first-ever seed library at Carmel Clay Public Library on March 4 and will remain open till October.
“A seed library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds that you can borrow to plant and grow at home or in community gardens,” said Jennifer Lambert, SEEDS committee co-chair. “At the end of the growing season, some seeds are saved from the plants grown and then returned to the library.”
The seed library is the brainchild of Master Gardeners Lambert and Shelli Broadbent, who said they got the idea after attending the Master Gardeners’ Conference. They also were inspired by the popularity of the Indianapolis Public Library’s seed libraries at its Spades and Glendale branches.
Shelli plays on Mark Woldmoe’s B team.