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Grow your own herbs and veggies with free seeds from the Indianapolis Public Library

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — April is National Gardening Month and the perfect time to consider growing your own food.

The Indianapolis Public Library’s Seed Library gives library patrons the chance to check out and take home a wide variety of free vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

Patrons can browse the Seed Library at 19 different library branches and check out up to 25 packets of seeds.

The project is so simple that the kids can help, says Kasey Panighetti from the Indianapolis Public Library. Families can start their growing project using small containers and grow bags

“It connects them with their food but it also gives a sense of a little bit of security. The seeds will probably last a few years,” Panighetti said.

Participating library locations include:

  • Beech Grove
  • Bookmobile
  • College Avenue
  • Decatur
  • East 38th Street
  • East Washington
  • Garfield Park
  • Glendale
  • Franklin Road
  • Haughville
  • Lawrence
  • Martindale-Brightwood
  • Nora
  • Pike
  • Southport
  • Spades Park
  • Warren
  • Wayne
  • West Indianapolis
  • West Perry

The Seed Library is available now through September.