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New seed library at Bundoora Park Farm!

Bundoora Park Farm Community Garden is home to Darebin’s newest seed library that will help people grow their own fresh veggies and herbs at home.

The seed library is stocked with packets of seasonal seeds which visitors to the farm, and the farm’s community gardeners, can grow in their own gardens.

The four steps to using the seed library are:

  1. Borrow – Borrow seeds and register your loan.
  2. Grow – Take your seeds home and grow them in your garden.
  3. Save – Leave at least one plant to go to seed at the end of the season.
  4. Return – Return saved seeds to the library to continue the cycle.

Getting the seed library project up and running at the farm has been a real group effort between farm staff and volunteers.

The seed library box was created by Farm volunteer Tony and Educator Rachel, using as many recycled materials as possible. Rachel also created the beautiful signage for the library.

Farmer Tracey and Educator Stacy worked hard to clean-up the space for the new library and have coordinated volunteers in charge of seed saving.

Farm volunteers Rosie and Tarra have spent months collecting, drying, sorting and packaging seeds and will keep the library well stocked.

The seed library was officially opened at the end of 2023 and it has already proved popular, with many packets of seeds being borrowed.

So next time you are at Bundoora Park Farm, head up to the Community Gardens and check out the new seed library.

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