Seed Library Opens in March!

graphic for the Seed Library

It may not feel like it, but Spring will be back! And the Seed Library will too!

The Seed Library will re-open on Saturday, March 5 at Merrickville Library.

If you’ll be gardening this year, come by the Seed Library and see what’s in stock! Seed libraries provide vegetables and herbs to support local healthy food supplies, but flower seeds are also available. Diversity of plants is key to a healthy garden. Seed libraries help promote and protect genetic diversity, local climate-adapted seed stock, self-sufficiency and community resilience through better food security.

We encourage people who used the Seed Library in 2021 to donate back some seeds for this year. Donations of seeds from other community growers are also more than welcome – if you have seeds to share to please consider donating them for next year’s Seed Library. With your help we can make the Seed Library truly sustainable for our community.

Please label them with:

  • Year collected
  • Type of plant and variety of plant (e.g., red cherry tomato; autumn beauty sunflower)
  • Any extra information that may be helpful (how deep to plant seeds, when to start them, amount of sun, soil, etc.)

Our report on the first year of the first year of the Seed Library is here: Click here to read the Report.

The Seed Library is a joint project of Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford and the Library – with sponsorship from the Merrickville Lions Club.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s