Seed Lending Library Opening at Central

 

Due to the overwhelming success of the seed lending library at our Forest Glade Branch, we are excited to announce that a seed lending library is now coming to our Central Branch. This past summer as our patrons who frequent the downtown branch know, we opened a demonstration garden (pictured) on our balcony fronting Ouellette, thanks to Councillor and Library Board member, Rino Bortolin. The next step is now becoming a reality, but we need your help for a seed library. Your seed library!

Avid growers of beautiful flower gardens and bountiful vegetable gardens are plentiful in Windsor/Essex. Gardening is cathartic and rewarding, as well as being both practical and healthful when a fruit and/or vegetable garden is planted. It only makes sense that the next step in gardening is both encouraging and helping people to learn how to save seeds as well as provide an opportunity for knowledge to be shared for the benefit of all growers in Windsor/Essex. What is gained is a stock well suited to our particular climate and soil conditions that will be available to you, our patrons.

WPL in partnership with Windsor/Essex County Community Garden Collective is therefore inviting both experienced gardeners and YOU, the “never gardened before but I want to”, for the Central Branch’s inaugural Seed Gathering on Tuesday February 28, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., lower level (basement). You are welcome to bring in seeds, (from your stock if you are a gatherer already, or store bought) as well as help in the packaging of seeds on this day.  

We are looking forward to you coming out and participating in the next rewarding step that WPL and Windsor/Essex County Community Garden Collective is taking part in to enrich our community!

If you require any further information please call:

Christine at the Central Branch, 519.255.6770, Ext. 4517

or

Karen McCormick at Windsor/Essex County Community Garden Collective, mccormi1@uwindsor.ca

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Library Services at Windsor Public Library. I read an array of non fiction. I love travelling, gardening, cats and cooking - not necessarily in that order. I have been with WPL for 32 years; am a mother of grown twins, and I am waiting to become a grandma in the next chapter of my life.

1 Response to "Seed Lending Library Opening at Central"

  1. David Hanna says:

    To plant a seed is a great living thing. To plan a seed garden exchange at Windsor’s Main Library is a great thing. To plan to invite a tenant like the “Tourism Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island” to permanently take up shared space at Windsor’s Main Branch Public Library (instead of downsizing and moving the WPL Main Library to a deficient second hand space, elsewhere downtown) would be the greatest of things. Planting and continuing the seed of knowledge in a magnificent existing Library building that was designed and built as Windsor’s Main Library flagship!

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