Washington County Public Library sprouts new seed library

Seeds are available at the Washington County Library for members of the community to use at no charge. [KINSLEY COOK | The News]

A self-serve collection of various seeds are available at Washington County Public Library while supplies last.
The Seed Library is open to the community as a summer learning activity for families or an opportunity to grow crops in the backyard. Fruit, vegetable, and flower seeds are accessible. Take a packet that includes instructions for growth and your chosen seeds. Next, follow the directions and soon a sprout will appear. 

Youth services staff members Joy Whittaker and Rachel Darling proposed the seed library after visiting one similar in Georgia and learning how the seed service worked within that community. Library director Renae Rountree said, “We hope that the community will find the seed library to be another valuable resource provided by the library.”
In addition, Whittaker stated, “With our seed library we would like to see individuals come together to share their knowledge, families discover a new bonding activity, and people who have never gardened before learn how easy it is to grow their own food.”
Washington County Public Library will accept any seed donations to give to the new seed library. Donations can be taken at the front desk. “Our seeds come from many sources. We hope all seeds donated to the library are viable, but we cannot guarantee that they are. If you have problems sprouting your seeds, let our staff know to run a sprout test,” Whittaker said. 

The Washington County Public Library is located at 1444 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL, United States, Florida.