The Westminster Branch Library and the Oconee History Museum are excited to announce the grand opening of the Betty B. Watkins Seed Library! The Betty B. Watkins Seed Library is a resource provided by the library and museum for Oconee residents to obtain garden seeds for free. Providing a seed library to the community of Oconee County allows information sharing, culture sharing, food diversity, money saving, seed preservation and sustainability, plus the ability to just try something new.
Donations made in memory of Betty B. Watkins to the library are being used to fund the seed library. Mrs. Watkins was an avid gardener and a founding member of the Lazy Daisy Garden Club.
Seed Libraries will be available at both the Westminster Branch, located at 112 W. North Avenue in Westminster, and at the Oconee History Museum located at 123 Browns Square Dr. in Walhalla. Residents can select up to 10 free packs of seeds. Each pack contains enough seeds to grow 3 to 5 plants. There is a wide variety of late summer and fall seeds available including lettuce, peppers, herbs, flowers, and much more. There are even container friendly seeds that can be grown indoors or on a porch.
For more information, contact the Westminster Library at (864) 364-5760 or the Oconee History Museum at (864) 638-2224.