Pickering Public Library's Seed Library provides the community free access to seeds for growing ornamental and edible plants. Starting February 17, community members can browse the changing selection and check out seeds during George Ashe Library's regular operating hours.
Gardeners are asked to harvest seeds from their mature plants and return a portion to the Seed Library.
Made possible through a grant from the TD Friends of the Environment, the seed library encourages healthy food and sustainable practices while preserving and protecting the biodiversity of plants and food crops.
Seed libraries contribute to increased botanical and food literacy, teaching people about varieties of plants, flowers, and vegetables that are suited to the local climate and how they are best grown.