Leeward CC Library’s newest collection provides FREE SEEDS for Leeward CC student, staff, faculty, and community patrons! The seeds have been propagated here on campus and are ideal for planting in our area at this time of year. Our hope is that the Seed Share collaboration between the library, campus agriculture, and class curriculum will inspire and enable our Leeward ‘Ohana to grow plants locally and share seeds and information with others to support a more sustainable food system.
This week, the library teamed up with the Leeward CC Living Lab and Hawaii Horticulture & Nutrition class for a seed party, where students processed and packaged thousands of seeds collected in the Living Lab that had been cleaned and dried during class time. Library staff will maintain the seed collection, create packaging and labeling, and keep a libguide with seed propagating resources, including books and online tools to help support seed share participants.
Fall 2015 seeds – Available NOW: orange cosmo flowers, yellow, orange, and yellow & orange mixed marigold flowers, ‘koba’ green onion, cilantro, ‘selma suns’ sunflower (and more to come in November!)