Date: Across August Location: Esperance Public Library
We all know of book libraries, but have you ever heard of a seed library? This National Science Week, the Shire of Esperance is teaming with Esperance Public Library to create a community-driven seed collection for use in the exchange of different varieties of seeds – particularly those used for food production. Seeds of particular interest are those adapted to, or that will become adapted to, the particular climate and soil conditions of the local community.
The whole month of August will be dedicated to the development of the seed exchange, and to educate Esperance residents about local soil types, seed germination, climate, and how this can be pieced together in residential gardens. The project will include a Grow Esperance Green Seed Library launch encouraging networking with community groups like the local grower’s market, arts centre, and indigenous groups.
The Seed Library project will also feature a series of hands-on workshops including topics exploring making a worm farm, making pots from recycled paper, micro garden creation and more.
Proudly presented by Shire of Esperance.