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Preston Garden and Seed Kits


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Crystal, Preston | May 1, 2021

Spring has sprung and the garden dirt is ready and waiting.  If you haven’t had a chance to start your outdoor garden, don’t fret, the Idea Exchange seed library is here to help. 

This year, in an effort to get more seeds into the gardens of our members, we created seed kits which are now available at ALL Idea Exchange locations.  These kits, each containing three or four packages of seeds, have been carefully curated by our seed team to provide members with a variety of seeds that complement one another according to planting seasons and themes. 

Our first few kits, including an early indoor starter selection, a tomato variety pack, and pizza garden, flew out the doors and we’re busy preparing fresh themes for you to grab and plant right now and through the fall.  Keep your eyes peeled for future kits including, rooting for roots, eat your greens, and flower frenzy for you to pick up and enjoy. 

Of course, when our building is open to the public, we always welcome all members to stop in at the Preston location to browse the seed cabinet where you’ll find an array of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to get you planting.  Seeds are free to take home thanks to our fantastic members who generously donate back every season whether through seed saving or purchased donations. 

You’ll also want to grab a package of our One Seed One Community seeds.  We’ve partnered with the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, rare Charitable Research Reserve, and Seeds of Diversity to bring you the Cascadia pea this year.  This easy to grow, hearty and tasty vegetable will bring our community together as we plant, harvest, and share in its bounty across the region.

While you’re at Preston, check-out the garden tool collection available for a loan-period of seven days.  Why buy a pole-trimmer or weed whacker when you can borrow ours?  You’ll save a few dollars and storage space while still getting a beautiful lawn. 

If you’re just getting started on your gardening journey be sure to check out some of these great books available in our collection to get you started.