Seed Library Tag

By Heidi Herald, Public Services Librarian In 2019, HEPL (Hamilton East Public Library) opened the Seed Library, which allows patrons to select seeds to grow in their gardens or in pots. The Seed Library has flower, fruit/vegetable, and herb seeds available that are carefully selected and...

By Julia Welzen, Community Engagement Coordinator One of the most common questions we get at the Hamilton East Public Library Seed Library is, “What can I plant in a container?” For those of us who don’t have yards or who choose to garden with containers, we...

By Julia Welzen, Community Engagement Coordinator Spring is just around the corner, and gardeners everywhere are itching to dig in the dirt. Hamilton East Public Library’s Seed Library opened March 1, but before you leap outside with trowel and seeds in hand, make sure you have...

The 2023 HEPL Seed Library will open for the year on Wednesday, March 1, and we are so excited to share this year’s collection with you! In 2022, HEPL loaned out more than 56,000 seed packets – our highest number ever! That means more plants...

By Stephanie Perry 2023 is the year of stories at Hamilton East Public Library. Every month on our blog, we’re featuring a guest writer from our community to share in their own words what the library means to them. We hope these stories will demonstrate that...

During the icy chill of late winter, we long for the tentative warmth of early spring and the opening of the 2022 HEPL Seed Library on March 1! In 2021, HEPL lent out more than 55,000 seed packets. That's more than double what was handed...

Written by: Allison Zafiratos With the opening of HEPL’s Seed Library this past March, I began wondering how these seeds would be used in our community and home gardens.  It reminded me of times in our shared past when we have come together to grow food for...