Meet Lauren Maloney, Denise Reeder, and Jenny Duerkop of the Lincoln Seed Library
Do you see important connections with the role you play in our community and our future on this planet? Would you like others in our community to know more about your efforts?
“Three years ago, with the decline of heirloom seeds being grown and in danger of being lost in our area, the Lincoln Seed Library was created! The Lincoln Seed Library shares our love of seeds with students, families and the community. We offer heirloom seeds (saved consistently for at least 50 years) for flowers, veggies and herbs; we "check them out" in the spring and hope our seed library members have a great growing season, then in the fall our members save seeds from their best plants and we "check them in." There is no charge, we just ask for a name and email address to register our members.
Not many people save seeds anymore and we hope that the LSL will expose more people to the joy of Purple Carrots, Mini Chocolate Peppers, and Thomas Jefferson Blue Buttons. We are proud that our LSL sustainability footprint has grown to include worm bins for vermicomposting and we have community volunteers plant our heirloom seeds in early spring. With the help of our growing lights we are now able to offer seedlings as well as seeds in May and June during our member checkouts.
Denise Reeder, Library Information Specialist, Jenny Duerkop, Seed Library Coordinator, and Lauren Maloney, volunteer, are all excited to share the Lincoln Seed Library with local students and everyone in the community!”
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