Glasgow Seed Library
Gathering the Seeds
Thu 17 November 2022
Gathering wild seed on Civic Street. Photo: Alkmini Gkousiari
What grew for you this year? It’s time to gather in the seeds!
Whether you’re a keen gardener or just getting started, drop in to a friendly seed sorting event at Kinning Park Complex.
Get hands-on with different kinds of seeds, learn how to clean and process them, and how we can prepare them for a safe sleep over winter.
Rowan Lear, Alkmini Gkousiari and Louise King from Glasgow Seed Library will be on hand to demonstrate wet and dry seed processing, and to chat and answer your questions about seed-saving.
If you have seeds to deposit in the library, please bring them along for collective sorting and packing. Tomatoes and chilies can be brought in as ripe fruits, and pea and bean pods should be dry and crispy. Squash, courgette and cucumber fruits need to be matured into tough gourds and marrows, while other plants can be brought as whole seed heads for processing together. Please make sure your seed deposits are clearly labelled.
This gathering will be followed by pay-what-you-can community meal run by Kinning Park Community Kitchen – all welcome (5-8pm).
About the organisers
Kinning Park Complex is a community-owned space in the Southside of Glasgow, it is a space to promote community, citizenship, creativity and wellbeing running a series of events including a community kitchen, classes, film screenings and much more.
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and there are two car parking spaces available if anyone requires them for accessibility, otherwise there is street parking available. If you have further access requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of Glasgow Seed Library