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Friday, March 6, 2015
Mississauga Life: Port Credit Seed Lending Library Grand Opening
March 7: Port Credit Seed Lending Library Grand Opening
On March 7, you’re invited to the Port Credit Library for the unveiling of its new Seed Library.
Why Have a Seed Library?As traditional libraries encourage mass literacy, seed libraries teach seed and food literacy. By putting seeds back into the hands of the people, seed libraries:
Seed libraries reduce barriers to accessing seeds and resources necessary to grow and enjoy healthy food.
Seed Libraries reintroduce the culture of seed saving and the concept of the commons. They reconnect us to the natural world, increase awareness and respect for seed farming, and where our food comes from.
Seed libraries preserve traditional crops and culture by growing and encouraging seed diversity, ensuring that the seeds of history are an integral part of a just and sustainable future.
During the event, you’ll have the chance to meet representatives from The Credit Vallery Horticultural Society, Credit Valley Conservation, Mississauga Master Gardeners, Cloverleaf Garden Club and the City of Mississauga’s Environment Division. Visitors will also have an opportunity to attend workshops presented by local organizations:
11:00-11:30 a.m.Free gardening advice from the experts 11:00 a.m.-noonEcosource presents Jump Start Your Garden: Starting Your Own Seedlings at Home11:00 a.m.-noonRiverwood Conservancy presents a Seed Planting Demonstration1:30-2:00 p.m.Unveiling Ceremony
Port Credit Library 20 Lakeshore Rd. E. 905-615-4835