Seed Library Volunteers

seedsVolunteers will be trained to orient new Seed Library Members and to operate the Victoria Seed Library. In this role, you will be supporting members of the Seed Library in checking in and signing out seeds, while also maintaining and organizing the Seed Library’s holdings.

The seed library offers everyone free access to seeds and seed saving education. Saving open pollinated seeds in the Capital Region strengthens our local food system. Locally raised seeds are more resilient and regionally adapted to our soil and microclimate. The Victoria Seed Library was created by LifeCycles and the Greater Victoria Public Library as a way for hobby and beginner gardeners to share seeds and other gardening resources. By offering community members free access to the tools and knowledge they need to grow locally adapted vegetable, herb, and flower seeds we hope to encourage and support local food security and the increased stewardship of our region’s biodiversity. LifeCycles and the GVPL both share a commitment to providing open, inclusive access to all of their programming.

They are looking for people to operate the Seed Library two Saturdays per month from 10:00 am -2:00 pm (volunteers may sign up to participate for only part of the day). They are also looking for people who can help lead a monthly, 2-hour Member Orientation training session.

For more information please contact:
Matthew Kemshaw
250-383-5800
[email protected]

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