Ten years ago, a New York State librarian had the nifty idea of adding seed packets to his branch's offerings-a project that's blossomed into the Hudson Valley Seed Library (members borrow organic, heirloom seeds and return them after harvest-ing). Since then, the trend's taken root. Find a state-by-state list of more than 150 like-minded programs at richmondgrowsseeds.org.
A membership to the Hudson Valley Seed Library costs $5 a year.
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