Plant­ing ideas for own pro­duce

FREE seeds are on of­fer in the Shire of Mun­dar­ing to en­cour­age peo­ple to grow their own pro­duce.

Avon Valley Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Lynn Gri­er­son

MUN­DAR­ING is join­ing a small num­ber of public li­braries around Aus­tralia of­fer­ing a free seed shar­ing ser­vice to en­cour­age res­i­dents to grow their own pro­duce.

Lo­cal grow­ers will­ing to do­nate or ex­change seeds are sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity- driven seed li­brary at Al­bert Facey Memorial Li­brary.

Shire of Mun­dar­ing li­braries and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment man­ager Shan­non Foster said staff had em­braced the idea af­ter lo­cal groups, in­clud­ing Mun­dar­ing in Tran­si­tion, Glen For­rest Com­mu­nity Gar­den, Perth Hills Per­mies and Mun­dar­ing Or­ganic Grow­ers Group, ap­proached them.

“The Hills have a very strong com­mu­nity of backyard gar­den­ers, many of whom al­ready meet to share their seeds,” Ms Foster said.

“The Seed Li­brary has all the mak­ings of a great com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive which will en­cour­age lo­cals to not only share their pro­duce with each other but their skills and knowl­edge too.”

The new seed li­brary joins only three other li­braries in WA bring­ing peo­ple to­gether to share an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for lo­cal pro­duce and pas­sion for gar­den­ing.

The first phase of the ini­tia­tive in­volves col­lect­ing a va­ri­ety of or­ganic, heir­loom and na­tive seeds from the com­mu­nity.

In­ter­ested com­mu­nity members are en­cour­aged to pick up a seed col­lec­tion bag from the li­brary at Ni­chol Street.

Seed do­na­tions may be left at the li­brary. For more de­tails, email tran­si­tions@ mt. org. au.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt www. com­mu­ni­typix. com. au d480527

Lori Myles ( front) with Jenny Cur­rell, He­len McKis­sock, Glenys Clark, Ralph and Lynne Dar­ling­ton with their do­nated seeds and pro­duce.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt www. com­mu­ni­typix. com. au d480527

Pre­cious pump­kins: Stan­ley Roche and Emily New­ton.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.