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.