Thursday, August 25, 2011

Starting Up the Springfield Seed Library!

Get growing with the Springfield Seed Library :

Growing healthy food in Springfield can be easy and low cost! Springfield City Library and New Growth Gardens are launching a seed library with two upcoming hands-on workshops. A seed library is a place where seeds are safely stored and protected so that community members will have access to FREE seeds when the next growing season arrives. Urban farmer and food educator Peter Merzbacher will lead the seed saving class at the Pine Point Branch Library, 204 Boston Road (263-6855), at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, and again at the Forest Park Branch Library, 380 Belmont Avenue (263-6843), at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 22. All vegetables for the seed saving workshops will be provided. Fresh from the garden refreshments will be provided at each workshop. Plus, we can’t wait to show you how we’ve repurposed an old wooden library card catalog for seed storage! To sign up please call either branch, email, or visit us online at Funding for this project has been provided by Artists in Context (www.artistsincontext) a non-profit organization based in Cambridge MA engaging in projects elsewhere in Greater Boston, Western Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island. AiC's mission is to nurture creative platforms for the generation of ideas and real-world projects that move us closer to a sustainable future. Through these projects organizers create situations for conversation and research in the arts, architecture, sciences, humanities, commerce and communications.

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