Pop-Up Seed Library
Earth Revival is working to create a source of native wildflower and grass seed for our local communities. The Eco-Leadership Journey through WWF-Canada and Chantier jeunesse has provided funding for our Native Seed Program in 2021.
What is a Pop-Up Seed Library?
A Pop-Up Seed Library means that our seeds will be available for a week long period at each location. We will have a selection of 20 different plant species available, all adapted to our local ecology and sourced from local or Ontario plants. Each library will have different seeds available, and you can view the seed list at the bottom of this page.
Where and when will this be available?
Here are the locations/dates/times of the seed library:
Clearview Public Library: Januray 7-13, 2021
269 Regina St, Stayner ON
Collingwood Public Library: January 14 - 20, 2021
55 Ste. Marie St. Collingwood, ON
Phone: 705-445-1571 ext: 6222
Blue Mountains Public Library: January 21 - 27, 2021
173 Bruce Street South, Thornbury ON
Is there a fee?
Seeds are free, and printed germination guides will be available for you to take home. We will also have some educational material if you would like to peak your interest in ecological gardening, native plants and pollinators. We will recommend that you only take 5 seed packets to ensure there is enough to go around, and if you have more seeds in a pack then you need, share with friends!
How do I get seeds?
The libraries are doing curb side pickup for the current lockdown. You will have to call or email your library to make a seed selection. You will get a germination guide with your seeds, and we have a colouring page to spark creative interest in pollinators and native plants!
**Please scroll down to view the Available Seed List for each Library
Why Native Plants?
Our environments are suffering a decline in native plants and insects due to habitat fragmentation, current landscape practices, development and pollution. Anyone can participate in the regeneration of our ecosystems through land stewardship initiatives such as adding native plants to our landscapes. It is my hope that the Native Seed Project in 2021 can spark some interest, provide education and cooperation to increase the biodiversity health of our ecosystems.
Let's grow together!