Huntington Beach Public Library Central Branch offers a seed lending program
Post Date:02/15/2016 11:00 AM
The Huntington Beach Public Library, 7111 Talbert Ave, HB, CA 92648, is partnering with Garden Pool and is offering a seed lending program. The Seed Library is stored in a hand-crafted card catalog on the first floor of the Central Library. Any Huntington Beach Public Library card holder can check out up to three seed packets per month, plant, and donate seeds back to the Seed Library at the end of the growing season.
The Huntington Beach Public Library is only one of a few libraries in California to offer a seed lending program. This movement has been spreading throughout the United States to create a sustainable and diverse stock of seeds for households and communities to freely access.
“Seed Libraries provide the public with access to free seeds for their garden to grow nutritious food.” Garden Pool President, Dennis McClung said. “Garden Pool feels that the partnership with Huntington Beach Public Library will prove to be a very popular feature at this amazing library. Garden Pool wanted to bring a public seed library to Orange County, but we needed the right place with volunteers. That’s where Huntington Beach Public Library stepped in. We are all very excited for the ribbon cutting ceremony on March 19th at 2:30 p.m. at the Central Branch and home of the new Seed Library.”
The Seed Library will focus on edible plants that are well suited for the Southern California climate and terrain. There will be future free classes at the Library on seed starting, seed saving and how to cook from your garden.
Patrons can access the Seed Library during regular Library hours Monday from 1 p.m. through 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library is closed on Sunday.
The Seed Library is run entirely on volunteers. To volunteer or to learn more about Garden Pool, visit: GardenPool.org/volunteer or call (480)532-5821. To learn more about the Huntington Beach public Library, visit: HBPL.org or call (714) 842-4481.