Rodman Library is partnering with StarkFresh to bring a “Seed Library” to Alliance.
Beginning on Wednesday, March 1, vegetable and flower seeds will be displayed in the Library’s wooden card catalog located in the Library’s front lobby.
Patrons may browse through the catalog and take the free seed packets of items they are interested in growing. The seed packets offered are the same ones seen in most retail stores with corn, beans, peas, squash, herbs, beets, radishes, watermelon, lettuce, cucumbers, cantaloupe, gourds, a few root vegetables such as turnips, and a wide variety of flowers.
The free seeds, donated by Marc’s grocery stores and Canton City Public Health, will be available through May 31 while supplies last.
Mid-March planting will give patrons ample time to start their seeds indoors.
Since 2015, StarkFresh has distributed 419,770 free seed packets — worth nearly $3 each, or more than $1 million in total — to the people in and around Stark County.
To learn more about the StarkFresh organization, which is based in Canton, visit www.starkfresh.org.