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By Tracy Ihnot

After a hot, dry summer, gardeners across the county are relishing the cooler days of fall. As they reap the benefits of the harvest and prepare garden beds for the winter season, many gardeners are also planning for next spring by saving seeds.

The Delta County Seed Library relies on seed returns in the fall after providing thousands of seed packets to library patrons every spring.

“Seed saving is a vital step in the process of preparing the seed library for spring checkouts,” explains Sarah Smith, library manager and key contributor to the seed library. “We do not require that patrons return seeds to the library if they check out seed packets in the spring, but we do rely on the patrons who are willing to do so.”


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