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Nelson Seed Library Opens in June! – 11 June

The first public seed library in the top of the South Island is to open in the Elma Turner Library. Members of the public will come along to the seed library and borrow some seeds for the growing season. At the end of the season, they collect the seeds from their plants, keep some for themselves and return the rest to the library for others to borrow. Find out more about the library at nelsonseedlibrary.weebly.com.


 The public are invited to the opening of Nelson Seed Library on Saturday 11 June 2016 for an introduction to the first public seed library in the top of the South Island.

The event will take place at Elma Turner Library between 2pm and 4pm. Guests will be welcome to register and borrow their first free seeds. The new library features seeds of all types, including vegetables, fruits and flowers, grown by a mixture of local seed savers and commercial organizations.

“It is exciting to be opening this seed library” says Permaculture in Nelson Group member and seed library organizer, Brendon Nevin. “I think it will be a valuable resource for our community and I hope that members of the public will come along to the seed library and borrow some seeds for the growing season.”

At the end of the season, he explains, members collect the seeds from the plants that have grown, keep some seed for themselves and return the rest to the library for others to borrow.

The seed library hopes to raise awareness of seed saving and encourage Nelson communities to bring it back into our everyday gardening practices.  Seed saving contributes to making sustainable communities and helps us preserve our seeds’ genetic diversity.

The Nelson Seed Library will be open during the Elma Turner library opening hours. More information about the seed library, including information for anyone who would like to donate seed or make a financial contribution (through Givealittle), can be found at http://nelsonseedlibrary.weebly.com

Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: June 11, 2016
Start time: 2:00 PM
End Date: June 11, 2016
End Time: 4:00 PM
Venue:Elma Turner Library

Cost: Free

Contact Email: nelson.seed.library@gmail.com