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Common Soil

Common Soil Seed Library is a space for sharing open-pollinated seeds and gaining awareness and information about gardening and seed saving.

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Seed Catalog Seed Catalog

See the variety of seeds available for checkout.
See the variety of seeds available for checkout.
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Omaha Picks: Companion Planting Omaha Picks: Companion Planting

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There are so many benefits to companion planting: it can be space saving, soil enriching, insect repelling, disease preventing, and more!…
There are so many benefits to companion planting: it can be space saving, soil enriching, insect repelling, disease preventing, and more!…
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2019 Gardening Classes at OPL 2019 Gardening Classes at OPL

Learn how to activate your green thumb with OPL's gardening classes and Common Soil Seed Library!
Learn how to activate your green thumb with OPL's gardening classes and Common Soil Seed Library!
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Omaha Picks: Garden Planning & Design Omaha Picks: Garden Planning & Design

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Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the librarians at Omaha Public Library have put together a list of books to help you plan (or…
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the librarians at Omaha Public Library have put together a list of books to help you plan (or…
Blogpost

Seed Library Grows Community Project Seed Library Grows Community Project

By Egetzschman
Using the Common Soil Seed Library, a group of volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church grow produce to share with their neighbors.
Using the Common Soil Seed Library, a group of volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church grow produce to share with their neighbors.
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Start Your Own Edible Garden Course Start Your Own Edible Garden Course

Learn how to grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard by taking this course in Gale Courses.
Learn how to grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard by taking this course in Gale Courses.
Blogpost

The 'Seed' that Got Him Started The 'Seed' that Got Him Started

By Brigette Dugas
Their friendship is based on a mutual love of growing things. Benson Branch librarian, Carol Erkens and long-time patron, Nathan Kennedy…
Their friendship is based on a mutual love of growing things. Benson Branch librarian, Carol Erkens and long-time patron, Nathan Kennedy…
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Seed library can lend a hand Seed library can lend a hand

Omaha World-Herald: OPL's seed library can lend a hand to green thumbs
Omaha World-Herald: OPL's seed library can lend a hand to green thumbs
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Seeds and Seed Saving Seeds and Seed Saving

Learn how to save seeds and select some for the seed library.
Learn how to save seeds and select some for the seed library.
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Florence Community Garden Photos Florence Community Garden Photos

Florence Library is actively involved in the Florence Community Garden! We grow flowers and vegetables as well as plan programs for family…
Florence Library is actively involved in the Florence Community Garden! We grow flowers and vegetables as well as plan programs for family m…
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Books for Gardening with Kids Books for Gardening with Kids

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Get the whole family involved with gardening.
Get the whole family involved with gardening.
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