First, generous community members donate seeds from packets they haven't used up, or by harvesting seeds from their own plants.
Then, seeds are collected and displayed in our Seed Library ready to be taken home. The seeds will be sorted into small quantities, and put out on the shelf in a vegetable, fruit, flower or native seed packets. On the back, you’ll find the name of the seed to help you make your selection. You can take a packet or two from the shelf, and grow the seeds at home in your backyard or on your windowsill! You don’t need much room to grow your own food.
Visit the State Government's ‘What to grow when’ page to check out what time of year is best to grow your seeds.
The back of the packet also has a QR code which takes you to our catalogue to find books about growing your own food.
You can return the packets for us to reuse, but this is not a requirement. Once the packets have reached the end of their life, remove the stickers and place the paper packet in your green bin or home compost.
Finally, seeds harvested from these new plants may be donated back to the Seed Library... or not! We don't mind - the more donations we receive means a bigger bounty of seeds for you to choose from, but we mainly just want more food and flowers growing in our community.