And mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Innisfil Seedy Saturday on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10am to 3pm at the Lakeshore Branch of the Innisfil Idealab & Library. The Innisfil Seed Library will also reopen for its 4th season.
The Innisfil Seed Library is located at the Cookstown and Lakeshore Branches, and is free and open to everyone. Visitors can browse the selection of vegetable, herb and flower seeds, sign some out in our binder and grow them at home to enjoy. It’s that easy! At the end of the growing season, we ask that seed borrowers return some seed to help replenish the stock. Throughout the growing season, the library will offer workshops and presentations including proper methods for saving and returning viable seed. Resources for gardening and seed saving will also be made available.
To distribute seeds widely to the community, including members and non-members of all ages and gardening experience levels, and to educate our residents about how to properly save and return seed to replenish the library year after year. We aim to further engage the community with a variety of complementary workshops and presentations throughout the growing season.
Why Save Seeds?
People have collected and saved seeds for thousands of years; however, over the last century we’ve lost a great deal of this knowledge and the biodiversity we once enjoyed. Gardeners and farmers have become reliant on large seed companies for their crops in turn significantly shrinking the diversity of our plants and food.