Mississauga seed library to celebrate relaunch at the Small Arms Inspection Building


Published March 10, 2023 at 4:31 pm

The Mississauga Seed Library, which aims to support local food systems, build seed-saving literacy and promote locally adapted plant genetics, will be relaunching this weekend.

This year, the Seed Library will be celebrating its ninth year with workshops, gardening experts and family-friendly activities.

The launch will take place this Saturday, Mar. 11 at the Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB), located at 1352 Lakeshore Rd. East and will feature opening remarks, exhibitors, family storytime and more.

Through the seed library, residents may get free access to open-pollinated and non-GMO seeds, donate seeds for others to enjoy and even grow gardening skills at various workshops.

When the growing season is over, residents may harvest their seeds and return a portion of them to the library to help keep the seed library self-sustaining.

Upcoming workshops will take place between March and May and will offer residents opportunities to learn about pollinators, invasive plants in gardens, native plants and backyard birds.

While the Seed Library launch is free to attend, residents are encouraged to reserve a spot in advance.

Additionally, those who are interested in joining the growing community may do so at Port Credit Memorial Arena Pop-Up and Malton libraries.

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