The New Market Area Library was constructed as a green building from the ground up.
“The importance of saving the earth, and maintaining, reusing, recycling. That’s always been an emphasis here,” said New Market Area Library volunteer Karen Whetzel.
150-year-old brick, re-purposed pine beams, and corn fiber carpets were just a few of the eco-friendly materials that were used to design the building.
Sustainability Matters Virginia hosted their first annual seed swap at the library where visitors could exchange vegetable, herbs, annual and perennial seeds.
“The individuals and together are excited because they’re getting something, they’re giving something. It’s making them think ahead to the spring. Our Sustainability Matters VA is all about building community,” Sustainability Matters seed swap coordinator Paula Brownlee.
The seed swap provides an opportunity for gardeners, old and new, to expand their home garden.
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