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Newmarket Grows Seed Library is a new type of lending library for our community created by Newmarket Public Library and York Region Food Network.
• Growing your own healthy food
• Saving money
• Developing a seed stock well suited to our local climate
With Murray Ogilvie from the Toronto Entomologists Association
| Seed Library Station |
|The Newmarket Grows Seed Library station is located on the lower level of the library next to the reference desk.|
|No library card or membership is required to borrow seeds, and up to three packets of seeds can be borrowed at a time. Check-out forms are available at the Seed Library station and must be filled out when you borrow seed packets.|
|The Newmarket Grows Seed Library is a community resource and requires input from members to remain self-sustaining. At harvest time, please save a portion of your seeds and bring them into the library. Packets with labels are available at the Seed Library station for placing your seeds in and indicating what type they are. Please hand your packets to staff at the reference desk. |
| Tips For Growing & Saving Seeds|
Some easy seeds to work with include tomato, beans, lettuce, peas, sunflowers, peppers, beets, chard, and squash (including pumpkin, cucumber, etc.). Some plants produce seeds that require greater care in their cultivation and collection. When working with these types of seeds you may want to read up on them to ensure they are handled correctly. Check out these Internet resources that provide information on seeds:
NOTE: Newmarket Public Library and York Region Food Network are not responsible for the viability of the seeds provided. Not all of our seeds are certified organic.
|Click here to visit the York Region Food Network|