The Seed Library located at Mundaring Public Library aims to provide a variety of organic, heirloom and native seeds to the local community.
You will need a library membership to "borrow" seeds. You may borrow two seed packets per visit to the library. Seed packets are "checked out" at the front counter, but there are no "due dates"! The seed packets provide specific instructions on how to plant the seeds.
Once planted and grown, seeds can again be harvested and returned to the library to be put into circulation for people to plant. Through sharing seeds, the tradition of seed saving is kept alive.
Seed packets include a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers which have all been collected from the local area. The seed collection will vary depending on donations and what is in season.
Seed saving leads to a sustainable future for your garden and community, and helps to increase the diversity of heritage varieties. It will help to develop seeds that are acclimated to our local area, allows you to grow plants that are more pest resistant, and saves money on seeds and plants.
Download the Seed Saving For Beginners leaflet for information on how to start saving seeds.
If you have any queries, please contact Mundaring Library on 9290 6780.
Our thanks go to Mundaring In Transition, Glen Forrest Community Garden, Perth Hills Permies, and Mundaring Organic Growers Group who were instrumental in setting up the Seed Library.