We are looking for folks to help us with the watering and maintenance of the Fowler Branch Library seed garden this summer.
Twice a week, deep watering and basic weeding is all that is needed. If you can help us, please click here to signup for a week (or two!).
Instructions are here on what to do.
Thank you all for helping the Concord Seed Lending Library to flourish!
Seed Envelope Template Instructions
If you have difficulty reading the instructions inside the seed envelope, please click here to view or print the templates.
Spring 2018 Newsletter
Click on the link below to read our Spring 2018 newsletter.
News from the Seed Library Social Network
Click here to read the news.
Zone 6 Seed Starting Chart
Conversation with a Farmer Series - Melissa Maxwell
Our first conversation was with Melissa Maxwell, of Barrett’s Mill Farm on March 23, 2019. Melissa has been growing organic vegetables commercially since 2004. After college she started her first farm job at the Community Farm of Ann Arbor and decided that farming was the career for her. She moved back to the East coast and spent 8 years honing her farming and management skills at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA, a 24-acre vegetable farm. As a co-owner of Barrett's Mill Farm she is now living her dream of owning a small farm business in a community that is enthusiastic about local agriculture. At Barrett’s Mill, she uses organic farming practices that are focused on regenerating soil fertility and restoring the land, while producing healthy, delicious vegetable, fruits and flowers. When Melissa is not in the fields she is swimming in the ocean or on a winter travel adventure.
Thank you Ricky Marshall of Marshall Farms - Opening Day Speaker
Thanks to Ricky Marshall of Marshall Farm, and all who came to the Grand Re-opening event. We had a great discussion and learned a lot about farming. Ricky answered all our "burning" questions from how to take care of "critters" that may be coming in and eating up your garden (hint: cats and dogs!) as well as tips for keeping away aphids and thrips. We look forward to our next conversation with a farmer!
Concord Seed Lending Library Bookmark Art Contest
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, James Rennert! This design will be used on our calendar of events bookmark in the new year.
We received so many fantastic submissions and we'd like to sincerely thank everyone who participated. Our judges were thoroughly impressed with the creativity and talent displayed.
Come in to the Library for a free bookmark!