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Naramata neighbourhood seed library sprouts in time for spring

Naramata has its own community seed library or exchange, similar to those neighbourhood libraries where books can be taken and exchanged.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Dawn Lennie
March 06, 2021 - 6:00 PM

Naramata is turning into a seedy place and you might want to follow their lead.

NaramataSlow community group spokesperson Dawn Lennie says the group recently installed a ‘seed library’ near the community permaculture garden on Ellis Street in Naramata.

“The concept is similar to a neighbourhood book exchange, those little boxes on residential streets that have books people can drop off or borrow, except in this case, people come and exchange seeds,” Lennie says.

The idea came from the community’s two book exchanges located beside a vineyard on Naramata Road, and at the Naramata coffee shop.

Lennie says NaramataSlow recently collaborated with the Okanagan seedsavers group and wanted to get the word out about seed saving.

“Our timing is for early spring, to get people thinking about their gardens and educate people about saving and exchanging seeds. For some reason I have a multitude of arugula and kale seeds, I can go down and trade them, in a whole or part package," Lennie says.

The seed library is located right outside the gate at the Naramata permaculture garden.

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