Round Lake, IL
The Round Lake Area Garden Club Seed Library and Food Forest is dedicated to increasing access to information, education and resources related to growing plants that support the local food system and the environment. They are a program of the Round Lake Area Public Library and strive to decrease the barriers to entry of anyone interested in growing food for themselves or for their community. Their efforts reach hundreds of recipients each year.
By distributing seeds and plants, they help to support community gardens, food pantry gardens, school gardens, individual home growers and BIPOC micro farmers - all important parts of the local food system. They also maintain a Community Garden and Food Forest that is accessible to anyone in the community.