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Orangeville Seed Library

A Seed Library was launched in Orangeville in 2017, as a pilot project by Sustainable Orangeville and the Orangeville Public Library.

A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free and is run for the public benefit. Many seed libraries are open in public libraries. The Orangeville Seed Library offers free access to seeds and seed saving education. The goal is to support local food security and steward the region’s biodiversity. Locally-raised seeds are more resilient and better adapted to our soil and microclimate. The seed library is a way for hobby and beginner gardeners to share seeds and other gardening resources, and to connect with other seed savers.

This 2020 season the seed library will be available by self-serve, porch pick-up at 38 McCarthy Street (behind Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, between Matthew and Clara Streets). The seed library will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week beginning on Saturday, May 16.  

In keeping with COIVD-19 physical distancing guidelines, the following rules will apply:

  • please park on the street
  • if someone is there, please wait on the sidewalk for your turn
  • physical distancing of 2 metres is recommended by Public Health
  • please use gloves and dispose of them yourself
  • it is recommended that you bring your own container to take away your seeds
  • this is a volunteer-run program. Seed donations are appreciated and can be left in the seed bin within their labelled original envelopes 

For more information, please email [email protected] 

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