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Northwoods library offering free seed programSubmitted: 05/13/2014

Adam Fox
10 p.m. Anchor/Reporter
afox@wjfw.com


MERRILL - A Northwoods library is offering a heirloom seed program for the first time this spring.

The combination of that and a consistent warm up will finally give gardeners the chance to start planting.

The T.B. Scott Library in Merrill is offering the seed program. You can pick up a seed kit with seeds and planting tips for free.

Richie Zaborowske, T.B. Scott Library Reference & Information Service, says you'll just need to return seeds from the fruits and vegetables once they grow.

"You can keep planting every year," Zaborowske said. "Every fall you can spit out the seeds and save them, then the next spring you can replant them and just keep going. So we are sort of growing a library within that like a custom library to Merrill."

This is the library's first year offering the program. Zaborowske says the program will help bring people in the community together.

"They're excited about something different," Zaborowske said. "It's not books, it's not movies, it's something totally new so we're getting gardeners and green thumbs who typically don't come to the library."

The library plans on holding a festival for the planters in October. You can contact the TB Scott Library if you'd like more information.


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