Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
As reported by the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune on October 10, 2013, the Duluth Public Library will soon begin lending heirloom seeds from fruit and vegetable plants to people in the community. The library asks that borrowers return the resulting seeds from the plants they grow to the library collection bank.
The library’s goals are to foster healthier eating and to increase the number of locally-grown plants that are traditionally adapted to the Northland. The library is partnering with other local organizations on this project, including the Institute for a Sustainable Future, the Duluth Community Garden Program and St. Louis County Master Gardeners.
All the library’s seeds will be for heirloom, open-pollinated plants best suited for the northern growing season. Heirloom plants have lineages not affected by hybridization, which reduces diversity in favor of consistency of a few select traits. In addition to the seeds, borrowers will have access to educational materials and classes pertaining to gardening and seed saving.
There are currently at least 60 seed libraries in 23 states. SurvivalSeeds4Patriots applauds the growth of these seed libraries, recommending that people make sure they use only open-pollinated, non-hybrid, non-genetically modified seeds in their gardens.
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After growing and enjoying these nutritious vegetables, gardeners can use the seeds from the harvest for next year’s crops, so they never have to buy seeds again. The company says that this strategy provides additional benefits because it allows people to be less affected by food shortages and increasing food prices.
Unfortunately, not everyone is able to grow a garden. But after storms such as Katrina and Sandy, as well as many other weather events, many people have learned the hard way that having a stockpile of emergency food is a must.
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