Seed Lending Library
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The Ely Seed Lending Library was founded in March of 2012 to promote the sharing of open-pollinated seeds within the Eastern Iowa Community.
Our mission is to build community through the sharing of open pollinated seeds, provide education on seed saving techniques, and create a forum for discourse on the relevancy of local food systems to our community.
Vegetable, prairie and flower seeds are borrowed from the library and a portion of the new crop of seeds can be returned to the library for other community members to use the following year. Stop by the Ely Public Library today to get started!
The success of the Ely Seed Lending Library depends on contributions and support from individuals, organizations and businesses. Seed and monetary donations can be dropped off at the Ely Public Library or mailed to:
Supporting Organizations and Sponsors
|Friends of the Ely Public Library||High Mowing Seeds|
|Master Gardeners of Linn County||Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds|
|GreenState Credit Union||Diane's Flower Seeds|
|Sandhill Preservation||Territorial Seeds|
|Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah||Sustainable Seed Co.|
|Ely Community Gardens||The Iowa Corridor Food & Ag Coalition|
|Richmond Grows||Ely Farmer's Market|