When it comes to food supply, we need 4 S's. Security, sovereignty, sustainability and SEEDS. That's where the seed libraries come in. We've got 7 seed libraries set up across the G63 postcode and so far we've relied on donations of seeds from our community of growers and our local garden centres. We didn't foresee the popularity of the seed library and now we've run out of seeds to stock the libraries. That's why we need help funding a supply of UK grown seeds from reputable seed companies. Help us keep our community growing with funding for seed packets to stock the community libraries.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The seed libraries encourage our community to grow food. Free access to seeds gives more people access to growing their own food. Growing food in our own back garden is not only the healthier option, it's a more sustainable option. Food security is paramount in this uncertain world. The more we can encourage people to grow, the safer our communities will be and that means food sovereignty. The popularity of the libraries is unquestionable as we've already sent out over 500 packets of seeds. Up until now we've relied on donations from the community, however it's time for us to purchase good quality UK grown seeds to deliver to the community. When seeds are saved and returned to the library, it creates a bank of locally adapted seeds and with climate change, that's increasingly more important.
Steps to get it done:
Over 500 packets of seeds have already been distributed to the local communities. We want to see this initiative flourish and continue and to inspire other communities to open their own seed libraries.
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