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Free vegetable seeds at Veterans Park Recreation Center

By Staff | Sep 25, 2019

The community has an opportunity to pick up free vegetable seeds at Veterans Park Recreation Center, courtesy of the Lee County 4-H program who received tens of millions of seeds from Rural King of Bonita Springs.

The donation came from Rural King because the company had to take them off the shelf due to the seeds expiration dates, not that the seeds go bad after a certain date, but the business is not able to sell them after that date.

4-H Project Leader Karen Harty said they received a pallet worth of seeds and the 4-H youth organized them and bagged them in Ziploc bags for distribution for community service hours. The seeds include beans, corn, lettuce, beats and carrots.

She expressed that the seeds are still good, as Rural King takes really good care of them.

The Veterans Park Recreation Center stores the seeds for the 4-H youth, so they do not physically have to run a seed library.

Anyone is welcome to stop by the Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road South, during their operating hours to pick up a bag of seeds until they run out.

The 4-H program began offering seeds a few years ago in Lehigh due to it being the area of the highest request.

4-H is provided for ages 5 to 18 with the goal of creating opportunities that provide hands-on educational programs that are enjoyable to develop leadership, citizenship and teamwork skills.

For more information, call Veterans Park Recreation Center at (239) 369-1521.

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