CHEYENNE, Wyo.- Instead of just books, the Laramie County Library is offering something else this spring that you can check out: seeds.
On Earth Day, they officially launched the Seed Library of Laramie County. It's now open to the public on a regular basis on the third floor of the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.
Some of you might be wondering what a "seed library" actually is. Laramie County Library Manager, Elizabeth Thorson, says the seed libraries are actually becoming more popular in local libraries. It's an opportunity to come in and "borrow" seeds, grow them and return seeds you save from your crop. Thorson says the seeds are easy-to-grow seeds for our particular climate.
The project is a joint effort from the Laramie County Library and the Laramie County Master Gardeners. The goal is to help introduce gardening to residents, provide education and develop a green thumb.
The seed library is free for users and doesn't require a library card. Anyone interested can choose from eight flowers, five herbs and 17 vegetables. Each person is limited to 12 packs.
For more information, check out the full morning interview with Elizabeth Thorson.