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Preston's Seed Library and the Wonderful Wildflower Webinar


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  • Purple Wildflowers

Tina, Preston | November 19, 2020

In 2017, we spearheaded the launch of a free Seed Library at the Preston location of Idea Exchange in Cambridge. Since then, we have given out and received thousands of seeds. We have also hosted a myriad of programs on seeds, plants, and other eco-living related topics. Recently, the Waterloo Wildflower Seed Library donated 54 seed packages of 12 different types of wildflowers to our seed library!

You are welcome to come in any time the Preston location of Idea Exchange is open to take these or other seeds home. These are free and you do not have to be an Idea Exchange member to take them. Also, we accept seeds any time of the year and if you are a seed saver, we hope you consider donating seeds back to share!

Tim Alamenciak is a PhD student with the Conservation and Restoration Ecology lab at the University of Waterloo. He started the Waterloo Wildflower Seed Library in Fall 2020 as a way to distribute native wildflower seeds during the pandemic. Tim studies participation in ecological restoration and has dedicated his life to helping people understand how to restore nature. He recently presented a webinar on collecting, saving and planting native seeds and has graciously offered to share his Power Point slides.