Seed Library 2021 opens Saturday, May 1st at 1 p.m.

Our Library is working with Horizon NB/Wellness NB and

students & staff of Cambridge-Narrows Community School on this new project.

Free vegetable and herb seeds will be available to members of our Library

What is a seed library?
Seeds will be given to the public, free of charge, with an aim to create greener spaces, encourage people to grow their own healthy vegetables and herbs, promote food security, and facilitate community learning.

How to borrow seeds
It’s easy! Sign up and become a member of the library (membership is free). Members can choose their seeds and sign them out (limit one variety to a maximum of 10 packages for each membership number) each time you visit the library. Please print your name, library membership number and mark an X for each variety of seeds that you choose on the form provided.  The Volunteers can help you.    

Saving seeds
At harvest time, please take extra steps to save seeds for others. The more seeds we save, the more members of our community can experience the joy of growing their own food from local seeds. We want heirloom, open-pollinated, non-genetically modified seeds available to the community to help preserve these for our future. Saving seeds that grow well in this area will ensure that we will have a supply in the event of crop failure in some other areas.

Returning seeds
If you have seeds to share with us at harvest time, please bring them back in an envelope, or clear plastic bag marked with as much information as you can provide.

What else?
We hope to have talks on Seed Saving and Gardening Tips and a Seedy Saturday event.
This grant allows us to purchase gardening books for the children and adult sections of your library. This is a work-in-progress for all of us, so we’d appreciate input from the community. We’re all in this together.

Seed Library - 33 varieties:  Basil - Sweet, Genovese; Beans - Bush (Green) Blue Lake; Beets - Red Ace; Cabbage - green/xtreme Vantage; Carrot - Neptune; Cilantro/Coriander - Calypso; Cilantro/Coriander - Santo; Corn Bi-Color Luscious; Corn Yellow Honey Select; Cucumber - Field Marketmore; Cucumber - Pickling Regal; Dill - Bouquet; Kale - Curled, Vates, Blue; Kale - flat leaf, Red Russian; Lettuce, Romaine, Parris Island Cos; Onion - green/bunching, Banner; Onion, Spanish, Oneida; Parsley - flat leaf, Italian Dark Green; Peas - Shelling Dalvay; Peas - Snap Snow Pea; Pepper - Hot Jalapeno; Pepper - Sweet Green, New Ace; Pumpkin - Pie Sugar; Radish - Roxanne; Rutabaga - York; Spinach escalade; Squash - vegetable/spaghetti; Squash - winter Burgess Buttercup; Summer Savory; Sunflower - Edible, Russian Mammoth; Tomato - Regular, Bush Beefsteak; Tomato - Cherry, Sweet Million; Zucchini - Green Black Beauty

These seeds are from Veseys Seeds Ltd. in PEI.  We do not have planting instructions written on the packages - please refer to the Veseys catalogue or website for information.  

 

We are no longer accepting resumes for the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

(2 Provincial SEEDS jobs have been filled) 

 

BOOK SALE - Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

We have been saving all winter and have a good selection of books - fiction and non-fiction, children's and New Brunswick, as we only catalogue 2005 and newer, and one of each book.  Any and all donations gratefully received

  

 

New 2021 Project:  Book of Obituaries

Family and Friends of Locals

This record of past lives of those who lived in this area is put together by you and other community members.  We encourage your participation.  Feel free to add obituaries and place them in alphabetical order, using the A to Z dividers.  Use the plastic sheets if necessary.  This is a small way that we can commemorate the memory of those who have lived in this area in the past. We hope that it might help genealogists in the future.

 

Book Memorials

You can have a personalized book-plate made in someone's memory. 

Also, we will make a book-plate with the donor's name in a second book.

You can donate certain books or we can choose books that you feel are suitable.  

A volunteer or student will arrange for you to receive a tax receipt for your donation.

Thank you for supporting the Cambridge-Narrows Regional Library. 

 

Our collection of Cambridge-Narrows School yearbooks is lacking the years:

1970, 1975, 1977, 1982, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

If you have copies you wish to donate to the Library, it would be appreciated.

They will be kept in the 'Local History' section of your Library.

 

 Please check out the 3 pages on the Book Club