The Blue Ridge Chapter of the North Carolina Native Plant Society has installed a seed library box at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens in Boone.

The Mountain Times reports the seed library will be a permanent installation for sharing wildflower seeds with the public.

You may have seen some of the little free library boxes around that people use to share books. The idea behind these seed libraries is similar in that people can share seeds.

The box will be restocked for National Seed Swap Day on Jan. 30.

The seed library will focus on wildflowers, shrubs and trees native to North Carolina. Seeds will come primarily from plants propagated locally by members, or growing at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, to ensure suitability for garden use here in the High Country.

The native plant seed library box is located at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens at 651 Horn in the West Drive in Boone, NC. You can find another one in town for sharing heirloom veggies and more at the Watauga Seed Library at 140 Queen Street Boone. You will also find free seed libraries at the Western Watauga Community Center, ​1081 Old US Hwy 421, Sugar Grove, and the Watauga and Ashe County Public Libraries. 

For more information visit NCWildflower.org/blue-ridge/