The Cody, Powell, and Meeteetse locations of the Park County Library System are buzzing with volunteerism as they prepare to launch new seed libraries at all three locations. The most recent excitement includes the seed library logo contest and a call for seed sorting volunteers.
The library wrote: “We are so thankful for the generosity that we’ve received. It is our hope that we can nurture our communities’ rich tradition of cultivation through engaging programs, shared seed collections, and print resources for many years to come with the support of our wonderful volunteers.”
How the seed libraries work
What is a seed library? A seed library is a place where people can take seeds for free and return saved seeds by donation at the end of the season. Park County’s seed libraries will offer local residents seven packets per person per week. Each packet will contain approximately enough seed for five mature plants.
There will be no obligation to return seeds at the end of the season for those who do not feel confident seed saving. They also welcome donations of seeds that weren’t saved at home but still need a good home. The library is planning to offer educational opportunities related to all things plant science, especially gardening and seed saving.
Launching the project
Kurt Bailey won the logo contest in his run against six other amazing seed library logos. Each logo was a testament to the generosity and artistic talent alive and well in Park County. The seed libraries have received fantastic support not only by local artists, but also by garden clubs and local farmers.
The library branches will launch the seed libraries in Cody on March 23, Meeteetse on March 28, and in Powell on March 30. Details on the launches and upcoming seed library programming may be found on Facebook at @parkcountylibraries or on the library’s website.