Sprouted from a partnership between Heights Libraries and Food Not Lawns, Cleveland, the seed lending library is a collection of seeds available for anyone to borrow and plant.
The initial collection is made up of easy-to-harvest seeds such as vegetables and herbs, and was donated by Food Not Lawns, Cleveland, which has taken the “Safe Seed Pledge.” All donated seed is deemed to be non-GMO, and open-pollinated, to the best of their knowledge, and can be reliably saved.
How It Works
The seed library works like this: visitors with or without a library card can pick up a seed packet to take home, with no due date or fines. Borrowers plant and grow their seeds; eat the fruits of their labor; and harvest and save the seeds from the healthiest, tastiest, or easiest-growing plants to bring back to the library.
The seeds are subject to availability and season, so patrons are encouraged to come in and browse the seed offerings.
Feel free to talk to a librarian at Coventry if you’re interested in getting involved. Call 216-321-3400 for more information.