The Huber Heights Branch of the Dayton Metro Library has established itself as a community resource for gardeners of all sorts, with a Seed Lending Library and programs that focus on a variety of gardening issues and practices.
On Saturday, April 11, the Library hosts a free screening of the film Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. This is the first local screening of the documentary, which focuses on the farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists and activists who work to save this precious resource.
"Luci Beachdell, Community Garden Supervisor from Five Rivers Metro Parks will join us for a discussion after the movie about what's happening locally and regionally regarding seed saving and the local food movement," said Karen Findlay, Assistant Manager at the Huber Heights Library.
Wayne Roberts, Former Manager, Toronto Food Policy Council, says, "This film is a seed in its own right and can play a seminal role in planting ideas that bring together food security, food sovereignty, human rights and the consumer right to know..."
The Huber Heights Branch Library's Seed Lending Library will participate in EarthFest on Saturday, April 18, 1:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Garden Station. Visitors can share gardening successes and plans, borrow or donate seeds, get information about upcoming programs and Library resources, and volunteer to help. Garden Station is located at 509 E Fourth Street in Dayton.
The Huber Heights Branch Library is located at 6160 Chambersburg Road. For more information about the film screening or other gardening programs, call 937-463-BOOK.