First Seed Library at the Technology Engagement Center in Murfreesboro

Feb 28, 2023 at 05:00 pm by WGNS News

Murfreesboro, TN - Rutherford County Library System will be celebrating the launch of its first Seed Library, located at the Technology Engagement Center.  The Rutherford County Master Gardeners have organized several basic gardening classes that will assist those using the Seed Library, though all are welcome. Information about classes will be available on the library website and social media.

In late February, community members will be able to take home seasonal seed packets. The seeds were donated by the Tractor Supply Company store #191 and the collection is finite as well as seasonal.  This project was developed by TEC Branch Manager Kathleen Tyree, with input from the Murfreesboro Community Garden, to promote gardening and access to healthy foods. When asked for more details, Tyree said:


“The Seed Library at the TEC is a collection of seeds - flower, vegetable, and herb - donated by generous local sources, that you can take to plant and grow at home. Since this is new for us all, seed saving is not yet a part of the program. The hope is that patrons will grow to enjoy gardening as a fun and healthy practice. Seed saving can come later!”

Donated seeds that are in their original packaging and no more than 2 years old are appreciated.

More information on how to plant, grow, and save seeds will be available on the library website soon.

The Technology Engagement Center (TEC) is located at 306 Minerva Dr. in Murfreesboro.  Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro.  The Historic Research Center is located in the Rutherford County Archives at 435 Rice Street in Murfreesboro.

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