SEED PHOTO CONTEST SEE TAB 4 !!
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 at Wastewise, 12 Armstrong Ave, Georgetown.
If you have any questions or requests, please e-mail me.
Thank you very much!
As people's requests for seeds dropped when the garden centre's seedlings became available, I stopped putting the boxes out and in. I still have lots of seeds, if you want anything e-mail me, and please save your seeds and give some to my library!
Well, this is a different year!
All of the locations that have hosted my seed libraries are closed to help stop the spread of the Covid 19 virus.
So my seed library boxes are on my front porch.
I am really glad my Seedy Saturday was early this year and made it as one of the last events around before all the closures started.
Thank you so much Jade Wyse for organizing the Shelburne Seedy Sunday that we did the next day, also just under the wire.
I closed my daycare as a Covid 19 precaution March 12th, and have been spending a lot of time packaging seeds. I will update my inventory list to what is currently in the boxes out front.
You are welcome to come and look thru the boxes yourself, and I have also had lots of requests from people to set certain ones aside for them to pick up.
I think it is a great year to start a garden!
And a great activity to involve kids in, if they are home with you.
I use a spoon to fill the bags, but I cannot do the work in gloves. So please heed the cautions on the box lid, such as washing your hands after touching the packages and isolating them for 3 days after taking them home, somewhere cool and dry is best for the seeds.
Please be safe, stay well, hug your kids, and grow some food!
Regular message below:
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.
Thank you very much.
No act of kindness is ever wasted!
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!!