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Borrow Garden Seed from the Black Mountain Library

The Black Mountain Library now has a seed lending library. Gardeners from anywhere in the county may come to the library and “borrow” vegetable seeds to plant. To ensure that the seed lending library will be a renewable resource, gardeners agree to harvest seeds from their garden and return them to the library at the end of the growing season.

The purpose of the seed lending library is to provide local gardeners with seed stock that is well suited to the local climate and that hasn’t been genetically altered. Due to limited quantities, seeds are available on a first come, first served basis. Gardeners will need a library card to check out seeds; any Buncombe county resident can get a free card at the library.

For more information, call 250-4756 or visit the library at 105 Dougherty Street in Black Mountain.