I saw something to get excited about at the Westmount Public Library the other day: they are reusing their old card catalogue as a Seed Library. You need a library card to use it, but the terms are generous! Read the photographs below:

Categorized by vegetable or fruit type, and then the specific breed of plant

Here is how you can contribute to the seed library: 

They are looking for well-dried seeds in Ziploc bags. There’s not really any limit to what kind:

  • Herbs
  • Flowers
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Beans
  • Heirloom varieties of plants

Make friends with someone in Westmount if you want to take advantage of their offer; or maybe recreate this seed sharing system in your own library, if they haven’t already.