Seed Saving Workshops

Published: 20-Mar-2019

The Rangiora Library is launching a seed bank for people to exchange their seeds, and to promote seed saving in the community. Join Lesley Ottey from Eco Educate, and library staff, to learn how to save seeds, and celebrate this exciting new venture at one of the Waimakariri Libraries’ family nights.

Eco Educate works alongside the Waimakariri, and Ashburton District Councils, and Lesley Ottey has over 29 years of experience tutoring many ages, abilities and backgrounds. Lesley is currently working with 128 Schools, preschools, and High Schools across Canterbury, along with running gardening workshops for community and public health sectors in Christchurch, and Timaru.

Lesley has been working with local schools to kick start the project, with Maxine Bennett and North Loburn School painting desks to store the seeds. Seed envelopes have been made, filled, and labelled by Ashley School, Clarkville School, Swannanoa School, Rangiora Borough School, the Rangiora High School Blue Planet team , Rangiora New Life ESOL students, St Patricks Kaiapoi, and the Kaiapoi Oscar programme.

Members of the Rangiora Food Swap, and the Kaiapoi Food Forest will be present at these events, and this is an excellent opportunity to connect with keen gardeners of all ages in the community.

Seeds display

Families are encouraged to bring their unused seeds to exchange, or add to the seed bank, at one of the following family nights.

Oxford Library: Wednesday 20 March, 5.30-7pm.

Kaiapoi Library: Thursday 21 March, 5.30-7pm.

Rangiora Library: Friday 22 March 5.30-7pm.

Book at any Waimakariri Library, or phone 311 8901.