To create a free, public, seed library at Veterans Park Recreational Center in Lehigh Acres as a part of our community service project.
If you will drive here to pick up, we will provide you with seeds.
What we need:
- A LARGE refrigerator that can be kept at 50 degrees (F)
- 3 x 3, zip bags for seed packets, preferably 6 mil thick
- FoodSaver Vacuum Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer Attachment
- Markers, paper, date stamps, printer cartridge
Projected outcomes and measurable impact:
- Veterans Park Recreational Center, located in Lehigh Acres, will have a well-stocked, easy-to-access source for appropriate vegetable seeds to grow in SW Florida backyard gardens
- Following the completion of a seed saving lesson, each seed library patron will be able to check out up to 10 packets of seeds per year without a fee
- 4-H youth will learn how to sort bulk seeds and repack into patron-sized packets
- 4-H youth will learn about seed-saving
- 4-H youth will help with workshops, events, and to assist patrons with the seed lending process
- 4-H youth will document the number of participants together with their successes and/or failures using the Seed Lending Library
- To date the VegHeads have serviced about 200 patrons with seeds.
4-H is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductable. Lee County 4-H Foundation. EIN# 83-0500430.