Summers County Public Library

Summers County Public Library

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201 Temple Street, Hinton WV • Phone 304.466.4490 • Fax 304.466.5260


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Value of Library Services

Adult Literacy Program

West Virginia Library Commission

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Seed Lending Library

Our new seed lending library is made up entirely of heirloom seeds.

What is an "heirloom"? The definition is open to dispute. But the term is usually applied to fruit, flower or vegetables varieties that were being grown before World War II. Back then, what we now call "organic gardening," based on manure and mulch, was standard practice for home gardeners, who accepted risk and variation from weather and disease just as farmers had to.

Heirloom varieties are open-pollinated--meaning that unlike hybrids, seeds you collect from one year will produce plants with most of the characteristics of the parent plant.

If you have seeds that you know to be heirloom and would like to donate to our seed lending library we would be happy and grateful to accept them!



How Our Seed Library Works:

  • Come borrow some seeds and get planting and harvesting instructions

  • Plant the seeds and grow some tasty veggies

  • When you harvest, save some seeds for yourself for next year and save some extras to donate back to the library