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New Seed Library in Barrie


New Seed Library in Barrie

The Barrie Public Library now has a Seed Library at our Downtown location!  The Seed Library is a community-led initiative that provides people with an opportunity to grow their own, healthy affordable food from seed. 
At present, the Seed Library is contained in a small cabinet on the main floor beside the photocopier. Patrons can “check-out” seeds by recording what they take in the binder kept on top of the cabinet.
While we encourage people to “return” some harvested seeds, it is not required. There is a “Return/Donation” record sheet in the binder so that people can list what they are giving us. All returned seeds go in the bottom drawer labeled “Resources and Returned Seeds” and there are little envelops for people to use. 
Happy planting everyone!