Unfortunatly, our Give-a-little campaign (https://givealittle.co.nz/project/nelsonseedlibrarystartup) looks like it is unlikely to make it, however we have had some more support in the way of products. DENZ.co.nz have donated enough diatomaceous earth to keep our seeds insect free. O2B Healthy have also offered us a supply of small silica gel sachet to go inside our seed jars.
Seeds have started to be offered from the community with people offering us parsley, carrot, beetroot and tomato seeds in the last few days. Tomorrow we will hopefully have our seed donation box set up at the Elma Turner Library which will make it easier for people to get their seeds to us.
The systems are being worked out and signage and other display information is being created, the drawers have had two coats of varnish and will get their third and final on the weekend. It looks like we wil be on track for our opening on 11th June.
We have been working towards getting set up and have now got an opening date! 11th June 2016 from 2-4pm at the Elma Turner Library on Halifax St. Everybody is welcome to come and learn about the seed library and "check out" their first seeds. If you are connected to facebook you can see the details of the Nelson Seed Library Opening Celebration and give us an idea of how many people are likely to attend. We have also started a new facebook page for the Nelson Seed Savers to connect to one another.
We have had a few donations of seed this week including two types of Kale, Bulls Blood Beetroot, Daikon Radish and a few others that will make it into the library collection.