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  • Five Seed Libraries

    July 30, 2019
    Five Seed Libraries

    The City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer seed libraries at all of its branch locations in Cuyama, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, Orcutt, and the main library in Santa Maria. A seed library is a collection of plant seeds that are available for free to all members of the community.

    In partnership with the Santa Maria Public Library Foundation and a grant from the Altrusa International Foundation of Santa Maria, the seed libraries will serve as a depository of seeds for patrons of the Santa Maria Public Library and its branches. 

    Community members may come to any of the five libraries in the Santa Maria Public Library system to borrow seeds to plant and grow vegetables, spices, and flowers. 

    Library patrons can use the self-service seed station to take up to three packets of seeds home to plant and grow, let “go-to-seed” and then return seeds to the Library to share with other community members. If patrons are unable to return seeds, donations of packets of fresh, commercially grown open-pollinated (non-hybrid, non-GMO) seeds will be requested and encouraged to keep the libraries stocked. A binder of instructional information on each seed offered is available for patrons to read or photocopy and take home.

    Seeds are available at all five  branches: in Cuyama at 4689 Highway 166, in Guadalupe at 4719 West Main Street, Suite D, in Los Alamos at 405 Helena Street, in Orcutt at 175 South Broadway, and at the Main Library, 421 South McClelland Street.

    The main Library’s hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Library is closed on Sunday. 

    Questions may be directed to the Library’s Information Desk, (805) 925-0994 extension 8562.

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