Friday, 7 August 2015

Introducing the Mount Hawthorn Seed Library

Transition Town Mt Hawthorn is pleased to introduce the Mount Hawthorn Seed Library.  A seed library is a depository of seeds held in trust for members of that library.  Members come to the library and borrow seeds for their garden.  They grow the plants in their garden and at the end of the season, they let a few plants “go to seed”.  These seeds are collected and returned to the seed library.

The Mt Hawthorn Seed Library promotes sustainable living and treading lightly on our planet.  It is always preferable to not use man-made chemicals when growing plants for seed production.  We would prefer if you used more natural methods to enhance plant growth, like composting and mulching to promote big crops.  Alternatives to harsh chemicals exist for keeping common garden pests away - come and chat with us to find out more.

Growing local seeds in local conditions helps to create geographically resilient seeds and plants.

If you want to take seeds from the Mt Hawthorn Seed Library (and share knowledge on growing plants or seed collection), come along to the next Transition Town Mt Hawthorn meeting at Anzac House (1st Wednesday of each month, 6.30pm).

Some of the seeds we currently have include: Cucumber, Zucchini, Tomato, Rockmelon, Bush beans, Capsicum, Okra, Chives and Nasturtium (all these plants are readily grown in our local conditions).

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