Connecting to Skye Climate Action’s new ‘Grow Skye! Dùisg an talamh!’ project – we are inviting people from around Skye and Lochalsh to share seeds and stories from their harvest produce via several different specially created Skye Zine Library sites scattered across Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh. From 1 October and right through November, you can visit one of the Library boxes and deposit your own seeds in specially created envelopes for sharing with other local growers. Help yourself to seeds that others have shared too.
We have created a special seed envelope zine that you can find in each of the library boxes around Skye. These can be folded and complete to share seeds with other local growers. We’ll also be adding information and resources on seed saving to our website and social media. We would love you to make your own zines that we can copy and distribute to share your growing knowledge with people around Skye.
To find the Skye Zine Library and seed envelope locations take a look here.
As well as this, Viewfield Garden Collective in Portree will be sharing stories of their harvest produce, and tips on what has worked well for them in the garden this year. Check out their instagram throughout the Autumn season.
If you don’t have seeds to share, or are new to growing, don’t worry. You are also welcome to peruse the free zines (mini publications) in the library, which cover a range of subjects from seed seed saving to artist projects and activist knowledge,
The remainder of our seed saving programme takes shape as a series of film, talks and publication sharings focused on seed sovereignty and global food security. We want to share the wealth of local knowledge and history related to food and land rights on Skye, and build solidarities with international activists who are dealing with the violent effects of food insecurity and environmental catastrophes as we speak.
Event programme in short:
1 Oct – 30th Nov: Share and borrow seeds and stories through The Skye Zine Library, free, all ages, location map
10 Oct, 2pm: The Palestine Heirloom Seed Library, Online talk and participatory event, free, all ages, Book here
24 Oct, 7pm: Wild Relatives (2018) by Jumana Manna, Online screening, free, all ages, Book here
26 – 30 Oct, 10am – 6pm: In person screening, Wild Relatives (2018) by Jumana Manna, ATLAS Arts, Portree, Book here
If you have a story to share, get in touch and join the conversation.
The Skye Zine library is a new communal zine project. You are invited to make and share your own zines and mini publications via distribution points across Skye and Lochalsh.