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North Ayrshire Seed Library

Date of Event:    October 24, 2023

🌱🌱North Ayrshire Seed Library🌱🌱
A seed library is a store of seed held with the intent of replacing the ‘borrowed’ seed from your own produce which you have let ‘go to seed’. Ideally, you would return the same number of seeds as you borrowed (or more if possible) to replenish the seed library for the following growing season. You get to keep all the vegetables from any of the things you grow.
Vegetables and herbs will be the initial focus of library, with an emphasis on plants which grow well in Ayrshire and will include some heritage varieties. If you are growing something that is not in the seed library, feel free to drop in some seeds!
A seed library is the product of community, for the community. Seed can be collected from any of the following libraries:
📍Arran Library
📍Dalry Library
📍Kilbirnie Library
📍Kilwinning Library
📍Largs Library
📍Saltcoats Library
These can be planted in your garden, window box, flowerpot, allotment, or old wellington boots.
All that you need to do is to allow some of your produce to ‘go to seed’. Once the seed is ripened, bring them back to one of the seed libraries where they can be recorded as a ‘deposit’ and stored for the following growing season.