MARSHALL, TX (KTAL/KMSS) – The library at ArkLaTex says they love growing plants almost as much as they love books, and they’re opening a new seed library in their community to prove it.
The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, Ferry-Morse Seed Company, and Park Seed Company will be at the Marshall Public Library in Marshall, Texas on Saturday, January 28 to help open the seed library for public use.
The purpose of the seed library is much the same as the library itself: to help the community grow. Just as books plant knowledge in minds that can spread throughout a region, a single seed can grow into a powerful plant that can also produce countless seeds.
“To keep the seed library growing, save seeds at the end of each growing season and donate them to the library,” the librarians write on the MPL website.
The three heirloom companies that will be featured at the seed library’s ribbon-cutting ceremony are literally known as experts in their fields.
If you’ve never spent hours perusing the Baker Creek heirloom seed catalog, you really can’t imagine the incredible variety of heirloom seeds they have. From Cherokee Trail of Tear beans to Black Peanuts by Schronce, planning your garden is a real treat when this catalog arrives in the mail every year.
The Ferry-Morse Seed Company has been in business since 1856 and all of its seeds are non-GMO. They only sell fresh flower, herb and vegetable seeds and the company has everything you need for indoor or outdoor sowing.
With over 1,100 varieties of seeds and a huge selection of fruits, bulbs, live plants and garden supplies, Park Seed Company prides itself on an excellent selection of non-GMO products. They’ve been around since 1868, but they keep up with the times and even have their own app!
Those with green thumbs and those who want to have green thumbs should strongly consider showing up at the MPL, 300 S Alamo Blvd. at 10:30 am to cut the ribbon of the new seed library and listen to the presentation of Green Thumbs Up . Guest speaker at the Garden Club. This groundbreaking event will also feature prizes and more!
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