The practice of saving seeds has been around for more than 12,000 years. It is part of our heritage and traditions. It is one way that we can come together as a community, when we grow food our community grows. That’s why the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library started a seed library in May, 2014.
Our seed library is aimed at:
— Reconnecting our community with the traditions of growing tasty, healthy food.
— Educating our community about growing, harvesting, and saving seeds.
— Creating a community-sustained seed collection in our library.
— Nurturing the culture of sharing.
So how does it work?
Start by visiting our seed library (located right next to the circulation desk). We have a great selection of seeds which are all appropriate for our climate, all of which are organic heirloom.
To borrow the seeds.
All you need is a current Côte Saint-Luc Library card. Seeds can be checked out just as you would check out books, DVDs, or any other library material. The seed packets contain enough seeds to grow at least five to ten plants. You can check out up to three.
The seed packets contain enough seeds to grow at least five to ten plants. You can check out up to three packs of seed. You don’t have to return the seeds, (But trying to harvest seeds is part of the fun!) and you’ll never accrue overdue fines. Get started and experience the joys of gardening!