Benson Branch - 402.444.4846
Elkhorn Branch - 402.289.4367
South Omaha - 402.444.4850
A seed library is exactly what its name implies – a place where gardeners of all experience levels can check out seeds to grow. Common Soil, along with a variety of programs, workshops and resources to help get you started, is offered by the Omaha Public Library as a service to our community.
Common Soil strives to provide a space where local gardeners, farmers and library patrons can share open-pollinated seeds, as well as develop awareness and gain information about gardening and seed saving.
“It’s important to welcome the practice of seed sharing with our community for the many benefits that come with it,” said Rachel Steiner, Benson Branch manager. “We hope that the seed library will help create a culture of sharing and abundance.”
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Here is a comprehensive .pdf about how to grow each of the variety of seeds Common Soil offers. Almost all have links to valid websites with more in-depth information. This .pdf is downloadable, but is updated often and may not reflect the most current document.