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Borrow Seeds at the Library? In Cranston you Can

Thanks to donations from Mowing Seeds, Small State Seeds and the Open Source Seed Initiative, the library now has a selection of seeds for gardeners.

Seeds are ripe for the picking at the William Hall Library in Cranston. (Photo: Adrienne Gallo)
Seeds are ripe for the picking at the William Hall Library in Cranston. (Photo: Adrienne Gallo)
It's spring planting time and thanks to the ever-innovative thinkers in the Cranston Public Library system, you can get seeds for your garden along with that gardening book at the William Hall Library in Edgewood.

Thanks to donations from Mowing Seeds, Small State Seeds and the Open Source Seed Initiative, the library now has a selection of seeds for gardeners.

How do you borrow seeds?

It's simple. Take the seeds, plant them, and the seed from the harvested bounty go back into the collection.

The plan is to keep replenishing the collection for future years, "cementing William Hall Library's role in the local community agriculture movement," a release stated.

The library will also be hosting sustainable gardening classes from the University of Rhode Island Master Gardners program.

If you want to be a Seed Saver to get tips and program updates, call the library at 401-781-2450.

Demand has been strong for the seed back, with Adrienne Gallo admitting she had to push the packs together for this picture. Otherwise, there would have been a lot of empty space on the rack.

"A replenishment should be coming on Saturday," she said. "Already, it has been a success."

The William Hall Library is located at 1825 Broad St. in Cranston.

Head over to www.cranstonlibrary.org for more info.

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