THE GREAT SEED SWAP
Vegetable, herb, flower, native and heritage seeds are welcome at the first Great South Library Seed Swap on September 9 and 10.
Spare seedlings already potted up are also welcome at the swap at the library at 66 Colombo St, Cashmere beside the Heathcote River on the corner of Colombo and Hunter Tce.
The 10.30am-1pm weekend event at South Library recognised the strong gardening community which surrounded it, a city council liaison said. The Seed Swap was initiated and first run by Lyttelton Library about eight years ago but 2017 is the first year that the event is running at other council libraries as well. These include Spreydon, South, Hornby and Akaroa Library.
Lyttelton Library noticed that people from across Christchurch would travel to take part in the event, council said. South Library organised its seed swap following the success of Lyttelton Library – ‘‘they were keen to get involved and also offer it to their community,’’
Public comments had been really positive, with many inspired to start, or restart, their own garden.
Christchurch City Libraries is using the event to promote food resilience, encourage home gardens, composting, and sustainable living.
Visitors can explore gardening and garden-related content and resources that the libraries hold. All seed swaped.
South Library, Colombo St, Cashmere September 9 and 10 my.christchurchcitylibraries.com roundabout. Sammy Get-Together: The Dominion Samoyed Club’s next get together will be held in Millton Memorial Park, Rangiora, from 2pm. Samoyed owners and friends are welcome to join the walk. Contact: email@example.com. Medicine Music: Presented by A Capellago World Music Choir, exquisite songs to soothe and heal at Addington Haven, cnr Church Sq / Grove Rd, at 3pm-4pm. $15 (door sales only) www.choir.co.nz. Songs transition seamlessly. Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists: A granddaughter shares her grandfather’s story. Arts on Tour NZ. Balcairn public hall, 2pm. $25, Book: Sefton Garage, Sally Mac’s Amberley, Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy Rangiora.
First Steps exhibition: An exhibition showcasing new talent from emerging artists. Held every September at Eastside Gallery, cnr Stanmore/Worcester. Free. Runs to Sept 30. September 11 opening night, 5.30pm, corner Stanmore Rd/ Worcester St Mon-Fri 11-4pm, Sat 12-3pm. Inquiries 9812881 Theeb: Jordanian film screening 7.30pm at the Christchurch Art Gallery auditorium by the Canterbury Film Society. Set in 1916, this suspenseful, historically freighted movie concerns a watchful young Bedouin obliged to guide a British officer through the spectacular desert of Wadi Rum. Best Foreign Language Oscar Nominee 2016. Director Naji Abu Nowar | Jordan/Qatar/UAE/UK | 2015 | M violence. Doors open 7pm for drinks and chat with other film lovers. Try a three-film Flexi-Pass or join for a year. More info at www.canterburyfilmsociety.org.nzor call membership secretary Michelle on 021 157-6605. Jan Bolwell’s ‘Bill Massey’s Tourists: A granddaughter shares her grandfather’s story. Arts on Tour NZ. Lincoln’s The Laboratory, 7.30pm. $25 Book: eventfinda.co.nz or over the bar or 03 325 3006
Breath some fresh life into your garden - and your life - at the great seed swap next weekend