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Seed sorting at Sycamore library

Published: Sunday, March 23, 2014 11:13 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 7, 2014 3:18 p.m. CDT

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Community Gardens is working in partnership with the Sycamore and DeKalb public libraries to create one of the first seed libraries in the state. In preparation for the seed banks, there will be community potlucks and seed sorting events held at each library.

The first will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sycamore Public Library. It is free and open to anyone interested. There will be time to talk and share a meal. Then, seeds will be sorted from large containers into small envelopes to be labeled and made available for check out on and after Earth Day, which is April 22.

Community members will be able to check out seeds, plant them and use the vegetables. They will be instructed on how they can collect and save the seeds in the fall.They are then asked to bring some of the collected seeds back to the library,where they can be shared with others next spring.

The DeKalb event is set for 7 p.m. April 8.

For more information, contact either public library, or Dan Kenney, executive director of DeKalb County Community Gardens, at 815-793-0950.

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