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Grow Your Garden: Borrow & Share Seeds at Our 5 Seed Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 3, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Spokane County is a community of gardeners, and the movement is growing. Last year, the library distributed over 2,000 seed packets to community members through our seed libraries, helping people discover the joy of growing their own food.  What Is a Seed Library? A seed library is run for the benefit of […]

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Take & Give: Seed Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 14, 2022 at 6:00 am

Locations Spokane County Library District’s seed library locations are: Cheney Library Fairfield Library Otis Orchards Library North Spokane Library Spokane Valley Library Check for gardening programs on our online events calendar. How do seed libraries work? You borrow from a selection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds during the year, plant […]

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Seed packet bundles available for curbside pickup

Posted in News on February 24, 2021 at 6:00 am

Seed Packet Bundles Now Available BY GWENDOLYN HALEY The days are getting longer, and spring is on our minds. We want to help you get started with your gardening by sharing seed packet bundles. We’ve prepackaged all the seeds from our seed libraries along with helpful gardening tips and some fun gardening activities for all ages. Each bundle contains an […]

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Saving seeds from the garden: Lovage, snap peas, and coriander

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Ah, summer. Here you are again, bringing all that sunshine and heat and gardening goodness with you. For most of us gardeners, our seasonal plants have not only been selected by now, but they’re planted and fairly well established in our gardens. Many perennials are blooming, or nearly so. The time has […]

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The art of saving seeds

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 31, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole In a remote vault located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, nearly one million seed varieties are stored. The purpose of this immense storage facility is to ensure the genetic future of these seed varieties, should any of the gene banks located around the world suffer catastrophic disaster. One hundred […]

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Building and planting next year’s garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt Earlier this summer when it was still scorching, I fenced off a portion of our yard to keep our new raised-bed garden out of reach of our two mutts. The dogs were not pleased to have lost some of their lawn. Too exhausted from the heat to do any more, I took […]

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