Salt Lake County libraries offer free seeds to plant

Apr 4, 2023, 12:15 PM | Updated: 12:30 pm

With all this snow, starting a spring garden may be the last thing on your mind.

In Tuesday’s “Save more, worry less,” some Utah libraries are making it easier for people to start their own gardens free of charge.

“Gardening is kind of a lost art. I don’t know how many people do it anymore, so we’re trying to help it grow,” said Kearns Branch Library manager Trish Hull.

In Kearns, they’re offering a seeds library. All you need is a library card and you can check out free seeds to take home and plant.

This includes vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. They’re all heirloom seeds, so you can return fresh seeds, which the library then repackages and redistributes. Packets include simple instructions to get you started.

Managers say this program benefits the entire community.

“They love it,” Hull expressed. “We’ll see families come in. In a way, they pick the seed, and they plant it. They’ll probably eat the vegetable, right? So, it’s good for nutrition. It’s good for good health.”

The Seeds Library is available through April at Salt Lake County libraries in:

  • Kearns
  • Sandy
  • Holladay
  • Draper
  • Riverton
  • Millcreek

For more info, visit the county library’s website.

KSL 5 TV Live

Outdoors & Recreation

Recall: This recall involves Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, Dura-Ace FC-9000, Ultegra FC-R8000, Dura-Ace ...

Larry D. Curtis

More than 680,000 bicycle cranks recalled due to crash hazard

Because of thousands of parts failures on bicycles that have separated, Shimano cranksets manufactured before July 2019, sold individually and on bicycles, have been recalled.

5 days ago

People explore Utahraptor State Park...

Alex Cabrero

Ground broken for Utahraptor State Park near Moab

There are certain days Brookes Britt looks forward to. Monday was one of them.

5 days ago

Tennis and pickleball courts...

Carter Williams, KSL.com

USA Pickleball unveils ‘pivotal’ product changes. Will it solve game’s leading complaint?

Despite adding many new courts in recent years, Mia McCain contends that Salt Lake City has struggled to meet the "huge, growing demand" associated with pickleball's rise in popularity.

5 days ago

A warning sign at Willard Bay State Park warning visitors about  potential dangers in the water. (K...

Brianna Chavez

Pet owner asking others to stay cautious when taking their pets to local reservoirs

Despite the end of summer, a Brigham City woman is calling on pet owners to stay cautious when taking their furry family to revisors.

8 days ago

L-R, Zion National Park (Associated Press, Utah Office of Tourism), Bryce National Park (Laura Seit...

Simone Seikaly, KSL NewsRadio

Utah national parks will stay open if there’s a government shutdown

Utah national parks will stay open if there’s a government shutdown

8 days ago

The inside of The Barn in Old Paradise owned by the Sniders....

Alex Cabrero

Barn weddings becoming more popular in Utah, farmers say it helps pay the bills

Farmers are offering their barns to host weddings as rural venues are becoming more popular in Utah.

12 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Design mockup half in white and half in color of luxury house interior with open plan living room a...

Lighting Design

Lighting Design 101: Learn the Basics

These lighting design basics will help you when designing your home, so you can meet both practical and aesthetic needs.

an antler with large horns int he wilderness...

Three Bear Lodge

Yellowstone in the Fall: A Wildlife Spectacle Worth Witnessing

While most people travel to this park in the summer, late fall in Yellowstone provides a wealth of highlights to make a memorable experience.

a diverse group of students raising their hands in a classroom...

Little Orchard Preschool

6 Benefits of Preschool for Kids

Some of the benefits of preschool for kids include developing independence, curiosity, and learning more about the world.

rodeo contestant on a saddle bronc...


Get Ready for the Days of ‘47 Rodeo!

The Days of '47 Rodeo is a series of events everyone in the family can enjoy, with world-class rodeo contestants vying for the gold medal.

Electric LED Lightbulb Change In Light At Home...

Lighting Design

How to Know When to Upgrade Your Lighting

This guide explores indicators that suggest it’s time for a lighting upgrade with tips to make an informed decision when you’re ready to buy. 

Brunette guy in headphones playing games on his desktop computer...

PC Laptops

Looking For a New Computer? Use This Desktop Buying Guide

Choosing a new desktop computer can come with a lot of questions, so we created this desktop buying guide.

Salt Lake County libraries offer free seeds to plant