Madison County Public Library

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Nov. 7 the regular Children’s Reading Hour included the book, The Saved Seed, written by Brenda Moore, illustrated by Emily Lackey, and published by National Garden Clubs, Inc. The Madison Garden Club had donated a copy of this book to the library.

Master Gardeners and Garden Club members,Maryvonne Longley and Heidi Sage presented the book to the assembled group of children and adults. Following the reading, the entire group visited the Reading Room, just inside the front door to see the new Seed Bank, housed in the old file catalog. The drawers that once housed file cards are now full of seed packets and free to patrons.

Each child and adult was offered a choice of sunflower seeds to plant next spring.


The idea of a seed bank, is to offer seeds to the patrons to plant in the spring, and to collect seeds at the end of the growing season. To keep the bank going, they are asked to return some of their seeds to the Seed Bank in the fall. 






































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    Madison, VA 22727

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