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Colfax Seed Library, 2018

Grow Your Garden with Whitman County Library

Spring is here, which means it’s time to plant your garden!

To assist, the Albion and Colfax Libraries invite you to visit the Seed Library during regular library hours in Colfax or 24/7 outside the Albion Library by the back handicap entrance.

The concept of the Seed Library is simple. Residents borrow seeds from the library, plant their gardens, harvest their crops and then return some of the harvested seeds to the Seed Library for use the following growing season. The Seed Library welcomes and shares a variety of seeds that are organic certified, open pollinated, or heirloom seeds. This ensures that our library is doing its best to provide seed that is high quality and can produce a plant true to its variety.

In addition to these ongoing programs, Oakesdale and Tekoa Libraries are offering seed and plant grab-n-go events for kids. In Oakesdale, get into the mood for spring with a free packet of seeds and other fun activities on Monday, April 12, from 1-6 pm. Are you wild for wildflowers? Stop by the Tekoa Library on Thursday, April 15, from 3-5 pm for a wildflower plant. Plants of the Wild Seeds Inc. will be on hand to give out wildflowers and other fun items for kids ages 3-11.

For more information about Whitman County Library’s Seed Library, contact Amy Ferguson, Seed Library Coordinator, at (509) 338-9641 or

Albion Seed Library, 2021
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