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Seed Exchange at South Providence Library

South Providence Library has launched its 2018 Seed Exchange program. Everyone is welcome to come to the library at 441 Prairie Avenue during scheduled library hours to receive free seeds for a summer garden.

A proportion of the seeds were contributed by local growers last season but a large number have been made available through a free seed program at the University of Rhode Island. This program is made possible annually through the generous donation of seeds by Ocean State Job Lot, and the efforts of the University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Program volunteers.

Why be a home gardener?  Establishing and maintaining a garden requires energy and commitment and, if you don't have them, you may need to invest in a few tools. But there are many benefits:

• Access to fresh produce
• Control over the chemicals and products used during the growing process
• The opportunity to make a positive environmental impact
• The sense of satisfaction as you watch your garden go from bare ground to ripe produce or blooming flowers!.

Visit South Providence library if a garden is in your future this summer. While you look at the Seed Exchange, why not check out one of our many excellent books about gardening to inspire your creativity?

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