seed librarySome signs of spring are starting to break through in Colorado. The public library in the small town of Basalt is trying an experiment: In addition to borrowing books, residents can now check out seeds.

After you borrow the packet of seeds, you grow the crop and harvest new seeds from your best produce. You return them so the library can lend your seeds out to others.

The American Library Association says there are at least a dozen similar programs throughout the country.

(READ or Hear the story from NPR)

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