Spring season is slowly returning to the valley and folks with a green thumb have a chance to get some free seeds to jump start their garden this year.

The Mahoning County OSU Extension is distributing packets of vegetable and flower seeds at various branches of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County beginning April 17 through April 19.

Here's a schedule of when seeds will be handed out:

Wednesday, April 17:

  • Sebring Library: 9:30am-11:30am 195 W Ohio Ave, Sebring, and
  • Tri Lakes: 2pm-4pm - 13820 Mahoning Ave, North Jackson. 

Thursday, April 18:

  • Austintown Library: 11am-1pm –  600 S Raccoon Rd, Youngstown, and
  • East Library: 2pm-4pm - 430 Early Rd, Youngstown.

Friday, April 19

  • Boardman Library: 12pm-2pm – 7680 Glenwood Ave, Youngstown, and
  • Struthers Library: 3pm-5pm - 95 Poland Ave, Struthers. 

The packets will be limited to one per person and only while supplies last.

Each packet will contain a combination of carrots, cucumbers, lettuce or sunflowers and will have instructions on how to plan and care for them.

Those with questions regarding local distribution of seed packets cam call the Mahoning County OSU Extension office at 330-533-5538.