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Seeds, reads offered at library

Lynda Cole came up with the idea for the seed library after reading about a similar project at a library in the Midwest.

You know you can check out books at Seminole State College of Florida's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus library. But now you can also check out seeds.

Visit the second floor of the Sanford/Lake Mary Library and you will find an old-fashioned card catalog cabinet filled with seeds of flowers, herbs and edibles plants.

Lynda Cole, coordinator of library services, spearheaded the project -- called Seed for Thought -- with the Seminole County Extension Services (sponsored by the University of Florida).

The primary purpose of the library, Cole says, is to help students, faculty and staff grow their own healthy food by giving them access to free seeds. All seeds are open-pollinated or heirloom; no hybrid, or genetically altered seeds are offered or accepted.

Cole introduced this program as part of her Transforming the Future Supervisor Education project. Cole says the idea bloomed with she read about a “seed library” that was run out of a public library in the Midwest.

Cole says: “People can check out seeds, plant them, grow them, and return the seeds produced from their plants for someone else to check out the following season.” 

Pat DeSalvo, dean of Libraries and Learning Technology, says, “When Lynda first presented the idea, it seemed different for us, but also very innovative. It will be interesting to see how it is used.”

You can drop by the Sanford/Lake Mary Library to check out this project for yourself. All Seminole State students, faculty and staff can utilize the seed library.

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