In a recent course, Rowena Aldridge of the Square Foot Gardening Foundation showed attendees how just a few seeds and a few feet of space can provide plenty of fresh food. In her first year of harvest, she grew about $1,000 worth of food in of a 4 foot by 4 foot box.
Nashville libraries encourage people to grow food
of two seasons, so late garden starters can still enjoy fresh veggies if they plant now.
some of the food away to places who would use them."
In March, the Nashville Public Library launched its new Seed Exchange program, which offers vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seeds to the public at no charge.
"We want to show how easy it can be to grow some of your own food at home," said Ghd Hair Straightener John Lewis Katherine Bryant, the Bellevue library branch manager and founder of the program.
There are more than 60 seed exchange programs at libraries in 23 states, Bryant said. When she brought the idea to others at the library, it seemed a perfect fit.
four branches of the Nashville Public Library have collected donations from Delvin Farms, Bells Bend Farms, Hands on Nashville's urban garden and others, repackaged the seeds and prepared them for a new home.
"I like how the library is providing seminars and classes for us to learn how to do that, because I have no clue how some of the processes go," VanAuken said.
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"I kind of want to see this program take off and spread to all the libraries and eventually spread further," she said. "And we could give Beats By Dre Pro Box
While nothing is required in return for the seeds, participants are encouraged to donate seeds from their successful plants to help spread the heirloom vegetables throughout Nashville.
"There's a strong community garden culture here in Nashville as well as urban agriculture programs like the Hands on Nashville urban farm," Bryant said. "I felt there is a current interest in farming."
Gardeners from local groups such as Grow Inglewood and the Bell Garden in Bellevue teach the workshops, which so far have covered everything from gardening basics to raised beds.
While the libraries welcome seasoned gardeners, they also invite beginners to give their green thumb a try, and to learn more with their workshops.
"Libraries are good at collecting information, like with books: They collect them, organize them and share them," Bryant said. "That's exactly what we're trying to do with seeds: Collect them, organize them and share them with the public."Qyuana Baker has picked up about 20 packets from the Bordeaux branch, where she has spent two years as a volunteer.
The selection includes tomatoes, kale, lettuce, herbs, several varieties of watermelon, squashes, pumpkins, beans, peas, radishes and so much more. And the response has been overwhelming, with more than 3,000 seed packets checked out as of May.
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"It's part of our heritage and the biodiversity of our country and our region. If nobody is saving seeds, the plant basically goes extinct if not grown," Bryant said. "Over time, we'll create a collection of seeds that grow especially well in the Middle Tennessee climate and soil."
With the average growing season being 220 days in Nashville, Aldridge said, Tennesseans are blessed with the length Purple Ghds Limited Edition
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