community seed Library 

The Collingwood Community Seed Library has been made possible by countless volunteer hours & the collaboration of Germinate, Eden in Season, Transition Collingwood & The Collingwood Public Library.  A modest Seed Library  was established  in the summer 2013.  Fundraising efforts in 2014 enabled us to purchase organic heirloom seeds.  The Seed Library is a self-supporting community project that allows any member of the community to attain organic seeds adapted to our local climate, access educational material, participate in free workshops as well as enjoy the process & health benefits of growing & eating clean local food. Ongoing participation of saving, returning & repackaging seed facilitates sustainability of the Seed Library. One seed has the ability to provide so much & our actions on a local level have a global impact.

Our focus is on organic & heirloom seed, local edible & medicinal plants. We will however, except any seed as the process of growing local food in our community is of upmost importance.  Returned seeds need to be well labeled with the plant name, year collected, days to harvest, any growing tips. If your seed has a story or history, please share it. This creates community. Planting species such as borage or milkweed that will attract pollinators will not only increase the health of your garden but also the health of our planet. We hope as the interest in seed libraries grows that multiple communities can collaborate efforts & share resources. 

Please direct any questions to CommunitySeedLibrary44.80@gmail.com

Collingwood Ontario Coordinates 44° N, 80° W

 

Additional Resources

SEEDS OF DIVERSITY

Canadian Seed Library, including  a collection of over 2300 regionally-adapted and rare seed varieties.  Substantial resources & links.

 

ORGANIC SEED ALLIANCE

Supports the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of organic seed. An excellent resource for educational material for seed production.

CANADIAN ORGANIC GROWERS  

A national membership-based education and networking organization representing farmers, gardeners and consumers.

 

ACORN

For information on organic agriculture, eating organic, and connecting seeds to farmers to consumers.

 

ECOLOGICAL FARMERS ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO 

To support and promote a vibrant community of ecological farmers through education, training and knowledge sharing.

GREENSIDE UP

Teaching Growth Teaching Green  Great link on how long will seed last.

THE FARMERS ALMANAC

Suggested Planting Dates for Collingwood

On behalf of Germinate, Transition Collingwood & the Collingwood Public Library, we would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who attended the Seed Library Fundraiser & helped grow our community. Much appreciation to those who have helped make this event inclusive. We were able to donate over 50 tickets to members in the community who did not have the means to attend. Thank you to everyone who helped make Revolution a waste free event by bringing your reusable cup & using the green bins.

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