Last year, the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District and Greenville County Library System combined their resources to open the county’s first seed library at the Sarah Dobey Jones Branch Library in Berea. The seed library provides free, year-round access to over 60 varieties of flower and food seeds to library-card holders. In the first year alone, over 17,000 seed packets were checked out.
With the program’s growing demand and a recent grant awarded from Duke Energy, the seed library will be making appearances across Greenville County in 2020. These “pop-up” events will be held in conjunction with the library system’s bookmobile, as well as gardening-related events at other library branches.
Visit the Pop-Up Seed Library at one of the stops listed below to get five free packets of seeds:
W.E. Willis Grocery • From 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 • 3601 Highway 414, Landrum
Fews Chapel United Methodist Church • From 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 26 • 4000 N. Highway 101, Greer
Old Fork Shoals School • From 1:45-3:15 p.m. March 10 • 916 McKelvey Road, Pelzer
Cedar Shoals Baptist Church • from 3:45-4:30 p.m. March 10 • 1045 Cooley Bridge Road, Belton
Food Lion • From 1:45-4:45 p.m. March 12, and from 10 a.m.-noon March 14 • 8024 Augusta Road, Piedmont
Rolling Green Apartments • From 10-11:30 a.m. March 23 • 3 Hoke Smith Blvd., Greenville
Lee & Sims Well Drilling • From 2-4:30 p.m. March 30 • 10659 Augusta Road, Belton
Tigerville Post Office • From 1:45-4:30 p.m. April 1 • 7864 N. Tigerville Road, Tigerville
Want to start planning your spring garden? Check out the Greenville Growing Guide.
If you have questions about the seed library program or would like to request a pop-up at a community event, please contact Shelby Cohen at [email protected] or 864-920-6401.