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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Gardening Resources Can Help You Grow OPL Gardening Resources Can Help You Grow in 2018

By Mwettengel
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or you want to learn how green your thumb really is (or isn't), Omaha Public Library has resources to help you grow your gardening skills in 2018!
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or you want to learn how green your thumb really is or isn't, OPL has resources to help you grow in 2018!
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Common Soil & Gardening Events Common Soil & Gardening Events

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Whether you're a novice or an expert gardener, get involved with your community and grow your skills at these fun events.
Whether you're a novice or an expert gardener, get involved with your community and grow your skills at these fun events.
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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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Seed library a boon for budding… Seed library a boon for budding…

Omaha World-Herald: Seed library a boon for budding gardeners
Omaha World-Herald: Seed library a boon for budding gardeners
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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.
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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

recommended by Omaha_Adult_Librarians
Get the whole family involved with gardening.
Get the whole family involved with gardening.
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