Seed Libraries

Seed libraries, seed swaps, and community seed gardens are just some of the community seed initiatives that happen year-round across Atlantic Canada. These initiatives are an awesome way to connect with people, keep biodiversity alive, and keep seed in the public domain. In 2018, ACORN helped launch an online platform to serve the growing community of seed savers across Canada and the US.

The Community Seed Network // Réseau des semences communautaires connects and supports community seed initiatives by providing resources, information, and a platform for networking. Put yourself on the map today and see what good can grow from seed in your community!

Among the many resources available there, you will find digital versions of ACORN's Seed Library Education Kit - "What is a Seed Library?" in English and French. It includes a legal size poster, postcards, and customize-able PowerPoint presentation. Hard copy postcards (no cost) and original, large-format poster (36" x 52", suggested donation of $15) are also available at the ACORN office in Sackville, NB. These resources were developed from a research report on seed collection systems in Nova Scotia by Kathleen Glasgow. You can read that report here.