Talking Circle re Seed Saving

re-scheduled to Saturday, October 1st from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Teach and Learn about saving your own seeds.   

Everyone welcome! 

  

Author Event
Connie Larson will visit our Library to talk about her novel
The Pack – Perils and Peace of Nature
on Wednesday, October 19th at 1:30. 
Everyone is welcome to attend this very special event. 
Come and meet the author who lives in Cambridge-Narrows.
Take a peek at her book
 Refreshments served.
 

 Lakeview Bookworms Book Club meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month

from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Everyone welcome! 

See 3 pages on Book Club for more information.

  

Business Owners: 

If you have brochures, menus or business cards, we can display them for you in the Visitor Information Centre.  If you wish to have changes or additions made to the 3 Tourism pages on this website, please contact the Library or leave a message.

 

Community 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:

1970,1982, 2002, 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.

  

Seed Library 2022

 Talking Circle on how to save your own seeds - September 24th from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

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 leave any comments you'd like to share - see the green sheet on the small table next to the Seed Library baskets.  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 will have a Gardening Workshop here at the Library on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with Garden Coordinator, Alison Jutra.  Free admission - everyone welcome.
The grant from Horizon NB/Wellness NB 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 - 2022  Basil - Sweet, Genovese; Beans - Bush (Green) Blue Lake; Beans - Bush (Yellow); Beets - Red Ace; Broccoli; Brussels Sprouts - Jade Cross; Cabbage - green/xtreme Vantage; Carrot - Neptune (out of stock); 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 (out of stock); Lettuce, Romaine, Parris Island Cos; Onion - green/bunching, Banner; Onion, Spanish, Oneida; Parsley - flat leaf, Italian Dark Green; Parsley, curled  Darki; Peas - Shelling Dalvay; Peas - Snap Snow Pea/Little Sweetie; Peas - sugar snap; Pepper - Hot Jalapeno; Pepper - Sweet Green, New Ace (out of stock); Pumpkin - Pie Sugar; Radish - Roxanne (out of stock); Rutabaga - York; Spinach escalade; Spinach - Space; Squash - vegetable/spaghetti; Squash - winter Burgess Buttercup; Summer Savory; Sunflower - Edible, Russian Mammoth (out of stock); Swiss Chard - Kaleidoscope; Tomato - Regular, Bush Beefsteak; Tomato - Cherry, Sweet Million (out of stock); Tomato - Roma; 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.  

Thank you to everyone who has donated their own seeds and is practicing seed saving in the fall.  That's what this is all about!  Keep growing!