Cardholders can now grow, harvest and share seeds from a variety of flowers, herbs and vegetables
Community seed libraries have become increasingly popular in libraries and communities across Ontario in recent years. The St. Marys Public Library is proud to join this growing movement.
The seed library was created as a way to provide community members with the opportunity to plant, grow, harvest and exchange a variety of seeds. Seed packets may be checked out by anyone who wishes to use them in their home garden. The Library is encouraging those who check out seeds to try to preserve and return them at the end of the season, so that the collection will be well stocked for the following year.
To help with seed preservation, the Library has purchased a number of books about seed saving and how to go about the process. These books are now available to borrow with a Library card.
“We hope this collection will support gardeners, promote healthy eating, encourage community involvement and reclaim seeds as a public resource,” Kate Long, Acquisitions and Cataloguing Clerk, says.
Visit the Library anytime during their regular hours to learn more about seed lending and check out your first packet of seeds.
You can now browse and borrow seed packets from the St. Marys Public Library.
Kate Long | Acquisitions and Cataloguing Clerk
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