From Washington Island to Forestville, you will find a new hobby waiting for you next to the bookcases at the Door County Library branches. The Door County Seed Library opened earlier this week with packets of future fruits, vegetables, and flowers waiting to be planted at your home. The Door County Library partners with the Door County Master Gardeners Association, UW-Extension, Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula, and The Community’s Garden. With over 700 members, it is 100 percent supported by donations, grants, and volunteers. While the Door County Seed Library is in its fourth year, it is the first time it has been located at all eight library branches. Head of Circulation Morgan Mann says the seed library could open the door for other learning opportunities, including people checking out gardening books and cooking workshops.
The seeds are free to take, but Mann asks patrons to grab only what they need and fill out the necessary paperwork. Beans and bell peppers have already been among the more popular seeds to grab in the Door County Seed Library’s first week. Since it launched in 2019, the Door County Seed Library has distributed over 25,000 packets of seeds.
Picture courtesy of the Door County Library