Check Out Seeds, Literally, From Fairfield Woods Branch Library’s New Seed-to-Seed Library

Seed-to-Seed Library Kickoff Events

The Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch in partnership with Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm is kicking off their new Seed-To Seed Library on Wednesday, April 13 with a free community event.

The Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch in partnership with Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm is launching their new Seed-To Seed Library on Wednesday, April 13 with a community event.  This event, featuring a talk by gardening author and speaker Tovah Martin, will take place at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot A venue, Southport, CT at 7 p.m.  The doors will open at 6 p.m. for the public to meet with vendors.

Tovah Martin, one of this country’s best-known garden writers and lecturers, will speak about Garden Stewardship.  This is a lecture about horticultural preservation, stewardship, and how gardeners grapple with change.  She will address the challenges of bringing landscapes into the next generation.  Tovah will also discuss plant preservation and heirloom varieties, honoring the people who have worked to preserve vintage ornamentals so those plants with a past can become the superstars of future gardens.

Funding for this program was generously provided by Fairfield Earth Day Committee.  Seeds for the Seed-to-Seed Library were graciously donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co., Mansfield, MO;  Comstock Ferre in Wethersfield, CT, oldest continuously operating seed company in the U.S.; and Renee’s Garden—Gourmet Vegetables, Kitchen Herbs, Cottage Garden Flower in Felton, CA.  A grant from New England Grassroots Environment Fund has helped to establish the seed library.

Registration is required.  Please call 203-256-3160 or visit us online at: www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org
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The Seed-to-Seed Library Orientation will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Fairfield Woods Branch, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road where patrons will learn how to borrow vegetable, herb and flower seeds from the new Seed-to-Seed Library.

Mission:  “The Fairfield Public Library, our community’s gateway to the world of information and discovery, inspires the lifelong love of reading and learning.  It offers free access to varied collections, stimulating programs, leading-edge technology, and a responsive staff in a welcoming environment.”

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