Wednesday, 16 November 2022


Helping the community learn about seeds and sustainability

Shellharbour City Libraries have partnered with Council’s environment team to start a seed library at Oak Flats Library.

The seed library will share a collection of seeds, grow community knowledge about gardening and the lifecycle of plants as well as strengthen food security in our local community.

The program promotes a ‘borrow and return’ system where library members can borrow seeds, grow the seeds and once harvested, return seeds to the library to continue the cycle.

Currently there are 22 types of seeds, including vegetables, herbs and flowers which are easy to grow and suitable for our area.

Shellharbour City Council Mayor Chris Homer encourages our community members to make use of the seed library service.

“Spring is a great time of year to start your own herb garden or veggie patch and the seed library is a wonderful way to share and sustain our food safety in Shellharbour,” he said.

For more information please visit the Shellharbour City Libraries website or drop-in to Oak Flats Library to chat to one of our friendly library staff members.

Media enquiries: Lisa Davey 0416 188 051

Last updated : Mon 21 Nov 2022