Learn how to save seeds & preserve herbs at Mentor Library

Learn how to save seedsDid your garden grow more greenery than you know what to do with?

Learn how to preserve your herbs and save your seeds during a free presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, at Mentor Library’s Main Branch.

Karen Kennedy from the local chapter of the Herb Society of America will explain how to preserve herbs for use at a later date, as well as how to dry seeds so they can be shared or planted later.

Mentor Public Library patrons can practice their seed-saving skills while using MPL’s seed library, which launched earlier this year.

With the seed library, gardeners can borrow heirloom and organic seeds from Mentor Library for free.

Here’s how it works: Anyone with a MPL card in good standing can check out seeds from the library for their own garden. The library’s collection includes more than 100 varieties of seed, including herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruit.

People can check out as many as 15 types of seed per year.

With the seed library, people check out the seeds from MPL’s collection, grow them into plants, save some of the seed and then, finally, return those seeds from the propagated plant.

For more information on either Kennedy’s talk or the seed library, call Mentor Library 440-255-8811 ext. 241.

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