The Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd, has partnered with Garden Pool in offering a seed lending program. The Seed Library is stored in an unused card catalog on the first floor near the security desk of the Tempe Library. Any Tempe 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 Seed Library focuses on edible plants that are well suited for the Arizona 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 through Thursday between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m, Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.