Presidential Seeds Now Available!
The Walpole Seed Library, housed in a beautifully refurbished antique card catalogue, cure is now fully stocked and ready for business! Thanks to the hard work of FOAF board member Susan Packenham, seeds have arrived from all over the country to help get the Seed Library started. One notable delivery came from Monticello, the former estate of President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson’s North American heirloom seeds include many types of flowers, herbs and vegetables. The Seed Library is located in the Walpole Public Library and offers a wide variety of non-GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds for local gardeners to enjoy. The card catalogue itself was donated by none other than Fisher School music teacher Jim Holmes. Walpole resident Emily Muller, a student at Mass College of Art, painted a bountiful harvest of vegetables on the piece to accentuate its function.
Gardeners are welcome to take seeds at no cost from the library. If you take seeds, all we ask is that you donate non-GMO seeds to the Seed Library at the end of the gardening season. These seeds will become next year’s inventory.
Seeds may be dropped off at the 2nd floor reference desk at the Library or mailed to: The Seed Library, c/o Walpole Public Library, 143 School Street, Walpole, MA 02081.
Please join us in creating this free seed base that will help maintain plant diversity and encourage a connection with nature in our community.