Seed Libraries for Community Gardens

In late 2019, Canberra Seed Savers embarked on an exciting new project: Mobile Seed Libraries for Canberra community gardens. Our aim: to promote growing from seed and seed saving and to build our growing community of seed growers, swappers and sharers. Mobile seed libraries are a great way to share skills and knowledge about seed saving – and to share seeds too!   

We distributed specially hand made boxes (big thanks to the Mens’ Shed), packed with seasonal seed and presented with seed growing and saving information to participating community gardens. In Autumn 2020, participating gardens included Canberra Organic Growers Society gardens at Kambah, Erindale, Charnwood and Mitchell; the Acton Community Garden and the Canberra City Farm.

As well as lending out seed libraries, packed with free heirloom, open pollinated seeds, we ran workshops at participating community gardens about growing from seed and saving and sharing seeds. Hopefully we’ll be able to find a coronavirus-safe way to run the next round after harvest of autumn and winter grown seeds.

To find out more, get in touch with us: canberraseedsavers@gmail.com

The Mobile Seed Libraries Program has been developed with assistance from the ACT Government under the ACT Community Gardens Grants Program.

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