If not ‘seed money’ then at least with some seedy help from the Piedmont Master Gardeners, the Gordon Avenue Library of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, since April, has checked out free seeds to anyone with a library card. Library users can both take-home and drop-off seeds for free at the library. Available seeds include a few vegetables such as carrots and cucumbers, herbs such as basil, and flowers like zinnia. Some borrowers have been donating seeds from their gardens.
According to Eater, “Libraries across the country are fighting food insecurity by offering communities free seeds and gardening education.” This program has become more popular since the Pandemic.
The Piedmont Master Gardeners provide the most expert gardening assistance. If the project takes off, then it may start growing in other JMRL Libraries. The seeds can be grown in containers or planted into the ground.