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The Basalt Public Library in Colorado has added a seed bank to its collection of books, CDs and other media in order to attract more readers, NPR reports. Visitors who collect books can be growers too by simply renting out a package of seeds and harvesting seeds from the resulting fruit and vegetables. And it turns out that at least one dozen public libraries across the United States are doing the same thing.

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  1. Rebecca Newburn February 5, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library has a “Create a library” page at It has all the resources and explanation on how to create a seed lending library. We also have a “sister libraries” page to help connect people locate a library near them.

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