For years Karen Yearsley has raised a bit of money for Habitat Acquisition Trust by collecting donations in exchange for tomato plants, but was wanting “to simplify finding homes for the extra seedlings. Last year she learned about the first “Little Free Seed/Plant Exchange” installed over on Beechwood Ave. and it seemed to her like a possible solution and also fun way to contribute to her neighbourhood. A neighbour constructed the basic box for the seeds from her scrap materials, and she painted and installed it and the shelves. She says, “I love the way some days nothing changes and other days there’s a lot of turnover. You never know what will be out there!”
Be sure to drop by to see the little seed/plant exchange and enjoy the opportunity to ‘grow’ community! Thank you, Karen, for this lovely initiative!