The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap

The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap

Every year in September Christchurch City Libraries hosts the Great Library Seed and Plant Swap. Come along to your local library and bring any seeds or seedlings you'd like to swap. Don't have anything to swap but would like something to take away and grow? That's okay too.

This page has information about seeds, gardening and the locations and dates for seed swaps at libraries around Christchurch.

Image of a hand holding a seedling

Gardening in the catalogue

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Seed and plant swaps in September 2022

Trees for Canterbury

Thanks to our friends at Trees for Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council Parks unit for their kind and generous support of The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap.
They have kindly donated native seedlings to our libraries to get The Great Library Seed and Plant Swap started!

As well as seeds, plants, and seedlings we had useful growing and gardening information available at our seed and plant swap sites.

Weedbusters

Weedbusters aims to improve weed awareness and strives to move people to adopt new behaviours to stop the spread of weeds, and to actively control weeds. Check for Weedbusters, opens a new window resources when you swap your seeds or plants.

Find-A-Pest

The free Find-A-Pest app makes it easy to report and identify any possible pest species you find. Wherever you are - you can help protect New Zealand's primary industries and native species in two easy steps - SNAP IT - SEND IT.

Macfarlane Park Centre - Wednesday 28 September

The Library van was at MacFarlane Park Centre for a community Seed and Plant Swap.

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