Saving and sharing seeds helps communities. The Bath Township Public Library joins other libraries across the state each year to promote growing and sharing seeds along side Michigan Seed Libraries: One Seed, One State.

Stop by the library to pick up this year’s statewide seeds, Grand Rapids lettuce! The Bath Library also has a variety of other seeds available to pick from. Stop by our display of seeds to chose which ones you want. Then bring the empty seed packets of your choice to the circulation desk to get your seeds.

5 packs of seeds per person. No library card required, while supplies last.

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The Michigan Seed Library Network is excited to announce the 2023 seed for One Seed, One State is Grand Rapids lettuce! It is a frilly, non-bitter leaf lettuce that is easy to grow and may be eaten as baby lettuce as early as 28 days after planting. If you trim the leaves above the crown and they will regrow, and if individual plants are allowed to grow larger they will form loose heads. Growing and saving seeds from lettuce is easy, and we encourage all of our participants to give seed saving a try!

Grand Rapids lettuce was developed by Eugene Davis of Grand Rapids, who became known as the “father of forced lettuce" in the late 1800s. Extremely cold-hardy, Grand Rapids lettuce is credited with establishing the greenhouse winter lettuce industry in Grand Rapids that supplied the Great Lakes region and beyond for decades. Still popular, Grand Rapids lettuce is in the pedigree of many crisphead varieties. Find out more at www.miseedlibrary.org.    

Location

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Bath Township Public Library Main Branch
14051 Webster Rd, Bath, MI 48808
(517) 641-7111

Mon - Thur: 9 a.m. to  7:00 p.m
Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sun: Closed


Upcoming Events
Expresso Bees Apr 23, 2024 09:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Book Bugs Apr 24, 2024 10:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Wine and Cheese Adult Book Club Apr 24, 2024 05:30 PM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Critter Readers Apr 26, 2024 10:30 AM (US/Eastern) — Bath Township Public Library
Seed Exchange Apr 26, 2024 03:00 PM (US/Eastern)
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