The catalogue at local libraries is set to grow with a new Seed Library offering free seeds to plant at home with participants returning new seeds from what they grow.
Coordinated by Bundaberg Regional Libraries, Seed Library will be available at the Bundaberg and Gin Gin libraries from Friday 16 September, with Childers library launching at a later date.
There will also be a range of Little Gardener seeds made available which will be suitable and simple for children to grow.
Library members can plant, grow, and harvest their crops and then have the option to return seeds from that plant, or donate seeds of a different variety back to the library.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said this initiative was a fantastic way to get people outdoors and learning a range of new skills.
“Our libraries do a fantastic job of engaging the whole community and teaching them new skills, with the new Seed Library an opportunity for everyone to get outdoors and learn a range of gardening skills,” Cr Learmonth said.
“I look forward to seeing people’s love for gardening grow through this new library program.”
To ensure there are enough seeds for the program, the libraries will be accepting donations.
New Seed Library information:
When donating seeds, a seed donation form will be required to be filled out featuring as many details about the seed as possible.
Please note, Bundaberg Regional Libraries is not accountable for the content of donations or any errors in the accompanying information.
A maximum of three varieties of seed per household can be taken at one time.
When taking seeds, you will be able to see if they have been purchased from a nursery or donated.
A tick in the purchased box indicates the library has purchased the seeds from a nursery but if the donation box is ticked a library patron has donated the contents from their own garden.
You can find out more about Bundaberg Regional Libraries and the new Seed Library here.
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