With each branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) closed to the public, a team of library staffers are working remotely, mailing free starter kits of seeds from the NOLS Grows Seed Library to residents throughout Clallam County.
Those interested in requesting seeds and trying their hand at vegetable gardening can complete an online seed request at www.nols.org/seedlibrary or call 360-417-8500, x2, to get help from a library employee with completing the form.
The small seed starter kits now available via mail consist of 3-4 packets of seeds. After completing the request form, users can expect their seeds to be mailed within one week.
NOLS shared almost 1,500 packets of seeds with about 400 people in May.
Established in 2017, the NOLS Grows Seed Library is a seed exchange kiosk, stocked with small, pre-packaged quantities of free vegetable seeds, and providing other educational materials related to gardening, growing and seed-saving.