The Burns Lake Library has started a seed library, a free program that offers seeds and education for Burns Lake residents.
The library has a supply of seeds that members can take home. After planting and letting the plants go to seed, members collect those seeds and return them to the library at the end of the season.
“This year we are not focusing as much on seed saving as much as providing resources for gardeners,” said Sashka Macievich, library director. “We would love to see some new gardeners who have been thinking about growing their own food but perhaps didn’t know where to start.”
To support the program, the library added several seed saving books to its gardening collection and will be offering seed collecting workshops near the end of the gardening season.
The seed library is intended to foster community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing.