Want an excuse to do some at-home gardening? Thanks to a 2014 $5,000 grant provided by the John A. Johnson Fund and an anonymous donor through the Madison Community Foundation, five Dane County libraries are starting a self-sustaining seed exchange program.
Much like checking out a book at the library, this program allows community members to “check out” seed packets of 15 different vegetable varieties for at-home gardening. After growing the vegetables, participants are then asked to return the harvested seeds back to the library offering the program. Participants are encouraged to return the seeds keep the program running smoothly and effectively.
The five locations participating in this program include: