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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Library’s seed lending library will re-open on Wednesday, March 10.

The seed libraries are a joint project of the Framingham Public Library and Transition Framingham. 

The mission is to “empower local residents to preserve the art of growing our own food through the lending, sharing, and saving of seeds, and related programming at the library.”

The Library uses old card catalogs to store the seeds.

There are two seed libraries – one at the main Framingham Library on Lexington Street and one at the Christa McAuliffe library branch on Water Street.

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In September 2020, a “raised bed planter” was installed along the walkway in front of the McAuliffe library branch.

“This 16 square foot growing space will allow us to showcase some of the varieties we offer in the seed lending library, including several herbs that we will encourage patrons to pick as needed when they leave the library,” posted the library.

“The Framingham Community Gardens Working Group, a project of Transition Framingham, for helping to develop this idea,” said the Library.

Library patrons Tony & Jemie Miceli made donations to make the project possible.

Transition Framingham members Mike Croci and Brigitte Griffin built and filled the bed, said the library.

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