Just in time for Earth Day, the Markham Grows Seed Library is sprouting up at Markham Public Library’s Milliken Mills branch. A pilot project of the City of Markham’s Sustainability Office and Markham Public Library, the seed library provides organic, heritage seeds to the public – free of charge. It’s easy: borrow any seeds you like, grow them at home, and enjoy! Then you’ll harvest seeds from your plants and return them to the library. This way the seed library can continue to thrive, and you will help ensure that our community has access to healthy, affordable food.
The Markham Grows Seed Library will be located inside the Milliken Mills branch (7600 Kennedy Road), and will be accessible during normal library operating hours, beginning April 20, 2013. All you need is a library card (and an appetite). For more information, please check out our FAQs and How to Use the Seed Library.
If you’re brand new to gardening and want to learn more, the Markham Grows Seed Library is holding introductory workshops in branches across Markham. The seed library will be hosting a series of more advanced workshops – including a session with a Master Gardener and a class on seed saving – later in the season.
Saturday, May 4 at 2pm
Cornell Library – 3201 Bur Oak Avenue
Please register by calling 905-513-7977 ext. 3461
Sunday, May 5 at 3 pm
Milliken Mills Library – 7600 Kennedy Road
Please register by calling 905- 513-7977 ext. 5336
Tuesday, May 7 at 2pm
Thornhill Village Library – 10 Colborne Street
Please register by calling 905-513-7977 ext. 3481