What is a Seed Library?
The Wyndham Seed Library aims to build food resilience and promote sustainable gardens by supporting local community, share seeds and grow their own produce and habitat gardens.
Growing from the Seed Library is a great way for children and young people to learn about the life cycle of plants and sustainable gardening.
Become a Seed Library Member
This will be connected to your Wyndham City Libraries membership.
Collect (Borrow) Seeds
A lot of plants are seasonal so we cannot guarantee what seeds will be available but you can contact us to find out on 8734 8930 or WyndhamSeedLibrary@wyndham.vic.gov.au
Grow then harvest and share your seeds.
After growing in your garden, harvest and return seeds for others to borrow. This will help us keep the seed Library thriving.
If members donate seeds they can collect more seeds that month or receive credit for future seeds.
The more you donate, the more seeds you can collect!
Seed Library members are not obligated to donate seeds. Sometimes growing from seeds does not go as planned but everyone is encouraged to contribute to the Seed Library.
Keep an eye out for upcoming seed saving and other gardening workshops to learn new skills.
Seed Library Membership Terms & Conditions
- MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
1.1 To be eligible to join the Wyndham Seed Library, you must be a current member of the Wyndham Library Service.
1.2 If you are aged under 18, you must have your parent/guardian’s consent to join the Wyndham Seed Library. You acknowledge that Council may contact the parent/guardian nominated in your membership application at any time to confirm that consent has been provided.
1.3 Within 5 business days of submitting your membership application, Council will contact you to advise the outcome of your membership application.
- SEED LIBRARY LOCATION AND OPERATING HOURS
You acknowledge that the Wyndham Seed Library operates out of Point Cook and Manor Lakes branches of the Wyndham Library Service only. Members must attend either of these branches in person during their normal opening hours to donate and/or collect seeds.
- SEED COLLECTION
3.1 Members of the Wyndham Seed Library are entitled to collect up to three packets of seeds per month.
3.2 You acknowledge and agree that the availability of seeds is seasonal and dependent on donations to the Wyndham Seed Library. You further acknowledge and agree that certain varieties of seeds may be unavailable from time to time.
3.3 Council makes no guarantee about the quality, variety or viability of seeds made available as part of the Wyndham Seed Library.
- SEED DONATION
Members may donate seeds to the Wyndham Seed Library. Upon making a donation to the Wyndham Seed Library, the member will be entitled to collect up to three additional packets of seeds that month.
5.1 You join and participate in the Wyndham Seed Library at your own risk.
5.2 To the extent permitted by law, Council is not liable to you for any loss, damage, claim or expense (‘loss’) suffered, including, but not limited to, property loss or damage, illness, personal injury and death, as a result of or in connection with your participation in or use of the Wyndham Seed Library.
- MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION
6.1 You may cancel your Wyndham Seed Library membership at any time by notifying Council by email to email@example.com.
6.2 Council reserves the right to cancel your Wyndham Seed Library membership where you have breached these conditions, or where you have submitted false, inaccurate or misleading information in your membership application or otherwise.
6.3 Notwithstanding any other provision of these conditions, Council expressly reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Wyndham Seed Library at any time.
Council reserves the right to change or modify these terms and conditions at any time.
Wyndham City is a participating Council of My Smart Garden, a free sustainable gardening program that helps you get started growing food and transforming your outdoor space (yards, balconies or pots) into a beautiful, functional garden.
Check out this My Smart Garden workshop – Heirloom Seeds: how to save grow and share them with Kat Lavers. View Video
Build your seed saving skills with these titles available at Wyndham City Libraries:
- Community gardening : the beginners' guide to growing crops in a small place by Simon Akeroyd
- Edible gardens : a practical guide by Craig Castree
- Seedswap : the gardener's guide to saving and swapping seeds by Jeffery Josie
- The Little Veggie Patch Co : an A-Z guide to growing food in small spaces by Mat Pember
- The seed garden : the art and practice of seed saving by Micaela Colley
- The seed saver's handbook : harvesting, storing, and sowing techniques for vegetables, herbs, nad fruits by Andrea Heistinger
To find out more or stay in touch
Follow Wyndham City libraries on Facebook for latest updates including workshops.
Join the eNewsletters to keep up to date with Wyndham Seed library information and seed harvesting workshops
Contact: Manor Lakes Library: 8734 8930 or WyndhamSeedLibrary@wyndham.vic.gov.au