Springtime has come to the Dorris Van Doren Regional Library, and with it, a brand new garden located in our teen patio. So far, library staff have planted tomatillo, tomato, jalapeno, carrot and lettuce seeds in the garden. Now, we all wait to see the outcome of their labor.
The seeds used in the garden were acquired from the library's seed collection, part of the Sow.Grow.Reap.Eat program, now entering its second year. The Sow.Grow.Reap.Eat program launched seed libraries at all El Paso Public Library locations. Library patrons can check out up to five seed packets per season from a selection of several dozen types of seeds. These seed packets are free and, unlike our other materials, do not need to be returned.
We hope you will join us in watching the outcome of our garden. Please read the blog in the coming weeks for further updates on how the garden is progressing.
For more information about our seed libraries, including how to grow your own garden, please visit the program's website: https://sowgrowreapeat.weebly.com