The libraries of the city of Dresden want to build a seed library by the beginning of 2021. This should preserve the old varieties and promote the diversity of plants in the city, he said in a message from the institution on Monday. . Citizens are invited to provide free material from old varieties or their own healthy plants. Donations can be mailed to the Central Library, put in the mailbox or delivered directly.
In the future, home gardeners should be able to receive seeds of a variety in the seed library, sow them in the garden or on the balcony, dry them after harvesting the ripe fruits and bring the seeds back to the library. “It’s important that as many seeds as possible flow back,” he says. According to reports, the idea originated in the United States, with the Hamburg Library, which opened a seed library in June, being the pioneers in Germany.