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What is a seed library?

This is a collection of food and flower seeds that are free for the public to access for their own gardening needs. We will be focusing on food seeds in particular to support local food security. We want to enhance our region's biodiversity, encourage hobby and beginner gardeners to share seeds and other gardening resources and to connect seed savers with each other. People can pick up seeds from the library for free, use them to grow their gardens and then save the seeds at the end of the season to donate back to the seed library.

Who can donate seeds?

We are currently accepting seed donations to build the library. We received a number of seed from the Seedy Sunday event on March 6, 2016 to get the collection started. We are currently working to raise awareness of the Seed Library and we hope to receive more seeds from the community. Seeds can be donated at any library location by using a specially-labeled seed packet available to pick up at the library.

Where can I find more information about seed saving?

The Library will host seed saving workshops at various library locations. Many other organizations host events and workshops throughout the year and may include workshops on seed saving, food preservation or composting.

Visit online event calendars for Sudbury & District Health Unit, Eat Local Sudbury (coming soon), EarthCare Sudbury for upcoming food-related events.

Annual events on gardening include Seedy Sunday (early March) and the Sudbury Gardening Festival (May).

Who are some people I can contact?

Here is a list of a number of groups involved with gardening and food security: