What is a Seed Lending Library?
Borrow. Grow. Return.
Choose some free seeds to take home and plant. Enjoy your fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers. After your harvest, please bring some seeds back to the Library, if you can, for others to enjoy next year.
There are no over due fees!!!!! :)
Where is the Library?
With thanks to Wellington County, the seed library has a self serve station at the Erin public library at centre 2000. It is currently on the window sill.
I am also supplying boxes at the new Hillsburgh library, the Shelburne library and I think there are still some at Wastewise in Georgetown. I will make that one better in 2020.
If you have any questions or requests, please e-mail me.
Thank you very much!
Erin Seed Lending Library will open for 2020 at Erin Seedy Saturday which is March 7th this year.
My goal with the Seed Library is to get more people to grow some food for themselves, try something new, grow something with your kids. Get your hands in the dirt. There might be one less truck load of cherry tomatoes driving up from Mexico this fall.
Borrow, Grow, Return. You can do it!!!
It is free. Choose some seeds of something you would like to grow. Grow some delicious fruit, veggies, herbs, or beautiful flowers.
In the fall, bring some seeds back to the library from what you grew or from something else. Seeds are very easy to find if you look for them. They are inside the fruit, or under the spent flower head. See some seed finding tips on the Seed Tip tab.
After the launch, the seed library will be located within the Centre 2000 book library, on the window sill.
There are also boxes that I refill at the new Hillsburgh library, the Shelburne library, and Wastewise in Georgetown.
Thank you very much.
Thank you to my kind sponsors!!!
Erin Public School
Myra Pennington - website design!
John from www.http://eringiantpumpkingrowers.weebly.com/
My good friend Rene, thank you!
Chuck, Joanne, Martin and Cathy, thank you so much for seeds. You are very kind!!
Liz Armstrong , Climate Change Action Group of Erin, Transition Erin, and the Erin Garden Club Thank you!!
Marc's Valumart for all 683 seeds from their giant 1202 pound pumpkin grown by John Butler and Art Johnson
Station Road Nursery School Pumpkin Walk for a plethora of weird and wonderful pumpkins full of seeds
Carolyn for the garlic and so many other seeds. Thank you!
Eco Filmfest Folks and Helen for the beautiful quilt that was raffled, that was amazing!!
Erin District High School for much needed label paper!
Bonnie and Joanne from Erin Garden Club for seeds and some from Hillsburgh Garden Club as well, thank you!!