A new program in Door County has been more popular than the creators of it could have imagined when it began. The Door County Seed Library began on March 2nd of this year. It’s a program where people can go to the Sturgeon Bay Library and “check out” seeds at no cost and plant them in their own gardens. The seed library was able to get started because they got many different seed companies to donate packets to them. Penne Wilson is one of the founders of the Door County Seed Library and she says they underestimated how many seeds they would need but there are still many packets left. Wilson adds the ultimate goal is to have people save enough seeds and then donate them back to the seed library.
Wilson wants people in Door County to have more sustainable fresh fruit and vegetables along with other plants and flowers. The Door County Seed Library is teaching a free composting class at the Sturgeon Bay Library on July 20th starting at noon.