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Welcome to the 2020
Ottawa Seed Library Newsletter


 Happy Earth Day!

Waking up to snow was not how I wanted today to go but we all know warmer temperatures are coming.  Preparing for your garden now will help keep you occupied and provide a needed distraction until you can get your hands into the dirt. Starting seeds inside now will also help with growing a robust garden when the temperature are right for planting outside. Have a read of this past newsletter for timing on starting seeds indoors. 

To Request Seeds from the Ottawa Seed Library:

Our current seed list is here and you can request seeds by emailing us with your mailing address and which seeds you would like. You can select up to 3 varieties. If you know someone who wants to be a member, you can send them this link: <> to sign up for the newsletter and all our communications.  Recall that you’re only required to return a portion of the seeds you grow, the rest are yours to keep!

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. 

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