The “G63 Seed Libraries” have been established in Balfron, Strathblane, Drymen and Killearn by Emma Calvert who lives in Balfron.
Sharing and saving local seeds means they will be ideally suited to growing in our gardens.
Emma told the Stirling Observer* earlier this month:
“There was a real resurgence of people trying to grow food during the pandemic and I read about the idea of seed libraries and thought it was a good one.
"The seeds in the libraries will have been grown locally and proved to survive in these areas, rather than being shipped in from North Africa or other parts of the world.
"We put out a request to the various communities for seed donations to stock it and loads of people got involved, either with seeds they had bought from garden centres or some they had left over.
"It encourages people to grow food because they can go along and try their hand at it by going along to their local library or village hall; it costs them nothing to do it.”
* Read more in the Stirling Observer:
Annual General Meeting 2022
Killearn Village Hall
Monday, 28 February 2022
Relevant social distancing rules will be in place.
This year, we are holding our AGM as a “real” event — not virtual — and we have a speaker too!
We are very lucky to have Sharon Bowness explaining about the new “seed libraries” that are being established locally.
You may have read* about this new initiative, where people can pick up seeds for free as part of an effort to encourage food growing at home. Sharon recently moved to Killearn and has volunteered to keep an eye on the seed library in our Village Hall.
Meanwhile, the AGM will hear the Minutes of last year’s meeting, the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports and the appointment of officers. The Agenda is downloadable here.