Common Soil Seed Library at Benson Branch

May 1, 2013

Whether you have a green thumb or not, the Omaha Public Library is offering a seed sharing program just in time for spring planting.

A seed library is a place where gardeners of all levels can check out seeds to grow. 

Rachel Steiner is Library Manager for the Benson Branch.

She says in addition to the seed sharing program, the library has a variety of other resources to help you get started with your garden.

"We want to teach people the best practices.  We certainly don’t know it all.  I’ve been talking to more and more organizations and groups who are filled with people that are passionate about gardening and hoping they will want to share and come in and talk to people about it.  We do have classes on saving seeds as well as planting your garden, composting, things that will really help enrich the gardening experience.”

On Wednesday, May 15th, the Benson Branch will hold a workshop called Early Season Seed Saving. 

The 6:30 p.m. program focuses on how to save seeds from cool crops such as lettuce and arugula.