Seed is the foundation of every food system. If we are going to rebuild a thriving local food system, we’ll need regionally adapted seeds. Our project fights the trend to homogenization in order to keep the foundation of our food system alive, and in the people’s hands. It also seeks to give light and voice to the wisdom of seed.
Every Saturday from mid-February to mid-May we operate a seed swap table at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Central Branch. Here, we share our collection of seeds and seed saving resources.
To sign seeds out from our collection you must be a member. Membership is free, and simply requires attendance at a one hour member orientation. Anyone can give seeds to the seed library!
In 2018 LifeCycles embarked upon a partnership with the Food Eco District (FED) to build a unique urban learning garden in the central courtyard of Victoria’s downtown public library. We’ll be working on expanding this garden through 2020, and saving seed from it to include in our collection.
The Seed Library is managed by a volunteer steering committee and all seed swaps are run by volunteers. Please CLICK HERE to register to volunteer.
Do you want to start a Seed Library in your community? We support the creation of new Seed Libraries in BC. For more information on seed saving and starting you own Seed Library follow the links below.