Free Seeds At Prov Public Library

I love that they call this a seed “catalog.” The Louise and Larry Moulton seed catalog at the Providence Public Library is stocked with unopened packets of seeds — vegetables, herbs, and flowers — courtesy of the URI Master Garden seed program and a Vermont concern, High Mowing Organic Seeds. This is just one of the garden-related projects that have been initiated by two URI extension Master Gardener volunteers on the library staff: Beatrice Pulliam, director of technology and information services, and her colleague Kate Aubin, a URI graduate and fellow Master Gardener. Apparently there is a roof garden which I will have to check out.

From URI’s Rhody Today:

On Empire Street downtown, passersby on the street may not even realize a rooftop garden is flourishing overhead. It’s one of many surprises to be found in the historic library, which was recently renovated. The idea for the 16 x 20-foot garden was supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Office of Library & Information Services. Students in PPL’s teen program helped design the garden, which hosts a variety of workshops and public events.

You never know what you are going to find at the library.

Providence Public Library, 150 Empire Street, (directions)

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