You can now borrow seeds for your garden from the Estevan Public Library.
"It's like our other services," shared Lucas Reid, Branch Manager. "It's a free initiative to allow people the chance to borrow seeds if they have an existing garden or if they want to start a new growing operation, something to help get them started."
"We have a variety of different seeds, mostly herbs right now but we're offering vegetable, fruit, and flowers."
He added that it's something that many other libraries are also doing.
"I think a lot of people, a lot of our patrons at least are really into gardening and we want to encourage that and allow them the resources."
Reid added that the process is a little different than signing out a book.
"You don't need a library card, you just need to read and fill out the membership form. And then fill out a seeding lending slip. You bring that up to the counter. We file it and patrons can take up to four seed envelopes at a time. There's no set date on returning seeds. What we're hoping will happen is patrons will borrow seeds, successfully grow plants and then return seeds once they're available."
Donations can also be given. A $500 donation to the seed library was also presented this afternoon by the Quota Club.
"They gave us a generous donation to get the operation up and running, so we definitely want to thank them."
"We believe in helping those who need to grow a garden," shared Quota President, Valerie Hall. "It was a great way that Quota felt, that they fit into making everyone not only good gardeners but keeping our community full of food."