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Spring Has Arrived - So Have Seeds from CKPL Seed Library

DATE:  March 16, 2021

Media Release

Spring has arrived! Plant Your Garden with Seeds from Chatham-Kent Public Library!

Chatham-Kent Public Library is launching CKPL Grows Seed Library for its 5th season at all 11 branch locations on March 20, 2021. All branches are offering a variety of vegetable, herb and flower seeds for residents to grow. Over the past 5 years, CKPL has distributed thousands of seed packages to CK residents. Now that growing season is here, don’t miss out!  Take advantage of getting outside with nature and growing your own food. Visit one of CKPL’s 11 locations to get your seeds for you garden while supplies last. 

What is CKPL Grows Seed Library? CKPL’s Seed Library provides free seeds for residents to borrow so they can grow healthy gardens, have access to affordable food, and create beautiful spaces in their own backyards and communities. What do you need to check out seeds from CKPL Grows Seed Library? All you need is a valid CKPL library card and you can check out 5 packages of seeds.

Chatham-Kent Public Library will also be running a contest in partnership with Essex County Library called “Who Has The Greener Thumb?” in which both library systems provide giant pumpkin and giant sunflower seeds to residents to see which gardeners can grow the biggest and best! Get your giant pumpkin and sunflower seeds while supplies last and then share photos with CKPL on social media throughout the growing season! We can’t wait to see what you grow!

For more information on library programs or services, please visit or call 519.354.2940.



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