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|About||We hope you learn much, experience the joy of gardening, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.|
|Mission||The mission of the Yankton Seed library is to increase our ability to feed ourselves wholesome food while enriching our natural surroundings by offering free local fruit, vegetable, and flower seeds raised by and for Yankton area residents; and complimentary information, instruction and education about gardening.|
Seed library FAQs:
Seed saving is something humans have done for over 10,000 years. When you grow and save your own seeds, you develop seed stock that is well suited to our climate and you save money.
* What is the Yankton Seed Library Offering?
A variety of flower, vegetable, and fruit seeds.
* Who can borrow seeds?
Anyone that participates in the Yankton Seed Library's gardening classes can borrow seeds from the seed library.
* What time is the library open?
The seed library is open in conjunction with the Library's gardening classes.
* What do you mean "borrow" seeds? How can I do that if I plant them?
Plant the seeds. Then, at the end of the season, if you feel comfortable, you can return seeds from the next generation of plants. you can learn how by taking one of the library's free classes. Don't worry, there are no fines if you don't save seeds.
* Do I have to bring seeds to participate?
No, but bringing seeds helps to keep the library stocked.
* Who runs the Yankton Seed Library?
The Yankton Seed library is a volunteer organization run by local residents and the Yankton Community Library.
The Yankton Seed Library is supported through a grant from the Yankton Area Foundation of the South Dakota Community Foundation. We also receive invaluable in-kind help from Missouri Valley Master Gardeners, the Yankton Federal Prison Camp, the South Dakota State Department of Corrections, Town and Country Garden club, and Yankton County Extension.
The seeds you borrow from the Yankton Seed Library are lent to you at no financial cost, and they are priceless.
A commitment to growing plants from seeds is a gift to yourself and your family. We hope you learn much, experience the joy of gardening, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
This year's seed offerings include beans, cucumbers, kale, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, bachelor buttons, four o'clocks, hollyhocks, zinnias.