CK Seed Library springs into action

A flower-planting initiative is returning to Chatham-Kent for the springtime.

The Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL) will host its popular Seed Library once again.

Starting on March 20, Chatham-Kent residents can “borrow” seeds from all 11 CKPL locations

The Seed Library will offer a variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds at each branch.

The CKPL Grows Seed Library first started in the spring of 2016 and has continued to bloom. According to library officials, over 5,000 seed packets were distributed across Chatham-Kent in 2022 alone.

"CKPL Grows Seed Library provides an opportunity for residents of Chatham-Kent to grow healthy gardens, have access to affordable food, and create beautiful spaces in their own backyards and local communities," library officials said through a media release.

Library members can borrow seeds for free, save the seeds they grow, and return some of those seeds back to the library at the end of the growing season. CKPL is also currently accepting seed donations of any variety at all locations.  Residents are asked to fill out a donation form of the seed name, variety, and information on how to grow.

More information can be found by visiting the CKPL website or by calling 519-354-2940.

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