Welcome to the 2020
Ottawa Seed Library Newsletter
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The 2020 OSL Seed Inventory
How glorious was last weekend! The sun was brilliant and the days were mild. I spent the entire Family Day outside with the kids. We started at Jacques Cartier Park in the morning, and the afternoon was spent at our neighbourhood toboggan hill and skating rink. While I was basking in the sunshine and feeling the warmth on my face, I began to think spring is not so far away. While I watched the kids skate around with their friends, my mind started to wander and think about my vegetable garden. This was driven by the recent seed packing workshop we hosted at the Just Food barn. On February 9th, the OSL organizing committee and volunteers packed up 545 seed packets. There are a few more species that need to be packed up but we've expanded the inventory for 2020 and there are 20 species to choose from this year. If you're ready to start dreaming about what could be in your vegetable garden click here to see the complete list and come meet us at at an event happening soon to sign out seeds for this years growing season.
Come See Us and Borrow Seeds for the 2020 Growing Season
Here is a list of upcoming events where you can find us and take out seeds from this years seed inventory.
Seedy Saturday March 7th10 am to 3pm- Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. 102 Greenview Ave, Ottawa, ON. We'll have a table beside Just Food.
If you can't make it to Seedy Saturday save one of these dates in your calendar and stay tuned for the March newsletter with the specific times to pop by.
COG- Canadian Organic Growers will be hosting a series of workshops in March, April and May at the Hintonburg Community Centre.
NAGA- Nepean Allotment Garden Association AGM April 4
Connect with The Ottawa Seed Library on Instagram
Tired of just saving seeds from the fruits – and vegetables – of your labour? So are we! For the upcoming season, the Ottawa Seed Library welcomes you to showcase your favourite plant varieties on your Instagram page. As many of us will invest time and effort into our garden, we feel it is fitting to want to share our achievements with the seed saving community. To get started, we put together a guide outlining how to display the fruits of your efforts to the Ottawa Seed Library Community using Instagram.
Log in or Sign up for Instagram
If you don’t have the Instagram app, you will need to visit the App Store on your phone and proceed to download it (for free). Once you have completed this task, sign up by entering your name and email.
Post Your Pictures on Instagram
Post photos through the growing season from seed to seed harvest, of the species you have borrowed from the seed library. Follow this simple hashtag process to inform the OSL and followers what species of plants you are growing. #ottseedlibrary #(common name)onepennysquash. The common name of the plants is found on the OSL seed package.
Ottawa Seed Library Obtains Permission to Use Photos
Please be advised, if you choose to share to the Ottawa Seed Library’s Instagram, you will be permitting us to use the pictures for future promotional activities. In this way, we are not obliged to provide photo credit.
Want to See Other Members Photo
Use the hastags to search for the pictures posted by other members of the OSL in our community. Search #ottseedlibrary or use #plus the common name of the plant to find others growing the same vegetables.