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The Marion Community Seed Exchange at the Marion Public Library
A free program that encourages residents to plant, share and save seeds
Just as traditional libraries enrich a community by providing a way to share books, seed libraries enrich the gardening community by allowing gardeners to share seeds. The benefits of a seed lending library are many: it is a way to have fun, build community with fellow gardeners, and support people who are new to the world of gardening. It also preserves rare, open-pollinated or heirloom seeds and encourages gardeners to save quality seeds that are suitable for your local growing area.
A seed library is a circulating collection of seeds that people can borrow, plant, harvest, save, and—if all goes according to plan—return to the library for others to borrow.
We accept all kinds of seed donations, of both commercially packaged and saved seed. If the donation is saved seed, we ask donors to provide information such as variety, harvest year, and growing notes.
Seeds should already be portioned in bags or envelopes, and should be labeled clearly and with as much information as possible. Each envelope should contain enough seed for three to five plants. Given that not all seeds germinate, that means there are generally between nine and fifteen seeds in each packet. Some seeds are incredibly tiny, and for those we will disregard the rule and just ask for a pinch in each envelope. Some seeds are quite large, and consequently those envelopes may contain fewer seeds.
March 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Century Old Photos Found in Hidden Attic- A Talk with David Whitcomb
Join David Whitcomb for a talk on his incredible find of photos and the equipment appearing to belong to James Ellery Hale, a successful portrait photographer who in the 1880s moved to Seneca Falls, N.Y., where the first women’s rights convention was held in 1848. Mr. Whitcomb, a local lawyer who had bought the Geneva, NY building to expand his practice, pushed an access panel out of the way and poked his head inside. He saw an attic with a vaulted ceiling and crawled in, thinking he might find a few items to sell at a flea market. What he discovered transported him back more than a century to an era when suffragists were campaigning for women’s rights and photography portrait studios had started to crop up in American cities.https://www.nytimes.com/…/susan-b-anthony-geneva…https://www.npr.org/…/trove-of-antique-portraits…The information you need to participate will be sent to you 1-3 days prior to the event date (March 24, 2021)REGISTER: http://bit.ly/3brPRYP
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Three Keys to Planning a Garden
Are you dreaming about the garden you will have this summer? Whether you are a seasoned gardener or new to the joy of botanical treasure, join Petra Page-Mann, founder and proprietor of Fruition Seeds, to learn the three keys to planning an abundant, healthy and beautiful bed that will bring joy all summer long!
Register online to receive the information you will need to attend:
The information you need to participate will be sent to you 1-3 days prior to the event date (March 1, 2021 at 6 pm).
We will be closed Monday, February 15, 2021.