The Basalt Public Library in Colorado is now lending out seeds to its members. Library members borrow seeds using their library card. They can then grow the plants, and return a portion of the seeds from their harvest!
As Andrew Warner points out in his article: ”It is easy to forget that libraries are in some ways, very radical institutions. It’s true, you have to be quiet, but the idea that everyone should have access to as much information as possible is a beautiful and powerful concept. When one considers that seeds and the DNA they contain are one of the original information storage devices, it’s almost hard to understand why libraries haven’t always included seeds.”