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Get Growing with Cleveland Seed Bank and Shaker Library

Order free seeds and check out a selection of eGardening books to help your garden grow.

By Margaret Simon , Community Contributor
May 11, 2020 4:47 p m ET | Updated May 11, 2020 4:50 p m ET

Cleveland Seed Bank wants to help you get your garden growing and Shaker Library has the books to help teach you how. And it’s all virtual!

Last spring, Shaker Library worked with the Cleveland Seed Bank and opened a seed library in an old-fashioned card catalog at Main Library. Now that libraries are closed, the Cleveland Seed Bank has gone virtual. Growers can checkout up to 5 seed packets per month from a selection of 24 organic, open-pollinated herb, vegetable, and flower seeds. Seeds will be shipped within one to two weeks. In May, it’s time to start seeds and plant seedlings.

Here’s how to use the Virtual Seed Library and Get Growing:

  • Open the online checkout form
  • Fill it out and submit it
  • Receive your seeds in the mail

Gardening is a fulfilling and rewarding hobby. It’s a great form of exercise, gets you back to nature, and improves your mental health and well being. Add to that the gratifying feeling of having grown your very own flowers, fruits, or vegetables, and you can understand why gardening is so rewarding. Shaker Library offers a selection of books to help you get started on your gardening adventure. Just click on the title to access these books digitally using your Shaker Library card.

Get Growing with Cleveland Seed Bank and Shaker Library – Shaker Heights, OH – Order free seeds and check out a selection of eGardening books to help your garden grow.

Seed Saving with the Cleveland Seed Bank

Date/dates: 13/09/2014
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tired of buying seeds every year? Want to take your organic farm or garden to the next level? Want to conserve biodiversity? Want to save the world?!

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you ought to give seed saving a try! Come learn why seed saving is so important and how you can contribute to the Cleveland Seed Bank, while meeting others with shared interests. In this introductory course, we will cover the basic information and techniques you need to start saving your own seeds. No background knowledge is required.

Presenter Bio: Eden Kinkaid is a recent graduate of Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College. She earned a B.S. in Environmental and Plant Biology, with a focus on food systems and agricultural ecology. She has pursued her interests in sustainable farming through various internships and trainings, as well as pouring her passion into her own gardens. In 2012, she apprenticed with a local seed saver to create a seed saving guide as part of a community food security effort. Additionally, she spent the last year in India on a Fulbright grant at Vandana Shiva’s School of the Seed learning about organic farming, agricultural politics, and farmers’ rights. Now that she is back in the United States, she is excited to get involved in initiatives in Ohio and beyond.

Organiser Name: The Cleveland Seed Bank
Organiser email: [email protected]
Organiser Website: http://www.clevelandseedbank.org
Organiser Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandSeedBank
Organiser Twitter url: https://twitter.com/CLESeedBank

Location:

Cleveland Public Library
8216 Lorain Avenue – Cleveland
OH – United States
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Seed Saving with the Cleveland Seed Bank Date/dates: 13/09/2014 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Tired of buying seeds every year? Want to take your organic farm or garden to the next level?