DCPL opening ‘Seed Library’ on Tuesday, helps jump-start gardens at no cost

February 19, 2023 | 12:08 am

Updated February 18, 2023 | 5:23 pm

The Daviess County Public Library will open its Seed Library on February 21. | Photo provided by DCPL

The Daviess County Public Library will open its “Seed Library” on Tuesday. The Seed Library has grown in popularity over the years and allows patrons to check out various seed packets to help jump-start their gardening season at no cost.

The Seed Library, located on the first floor of the library, is part of an ongoing partnership between DCPL and the Green River Area Extension Master Gardener Association. The Master Gardener Association refills the seed library multiple times each year with both vegetable and flower seeds. Patrons are allowed to check out five seed packets per month from the Seed Library.

The library will also host a gardening program on from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday. “Decoding the Secrets When Planting Vegetable Seeds” will be hosted by Dr. Annette Meyer Heisdorffer, the UK Extension Agent for Horticulture in Daviess County. Patrons can join in-person or live stream the event via the library’s Facebook Page. 

Vegetable seed catalogs, online sites, and the backs of seed packets contain many symbols and codes describing the plants and growing conditions. During this hour-long program, attendees will learn what these symbols represent and their importance.

For more information on the program, contact Lisa Maiden at [email protected].

For more information regarding the Seed Library, contact Emily Hatcher at [email protected].

February 19, 2023 | 12:08 am

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