The new seed library provides free cuttings seeds, and information on how to make your neighborhood greener
Translated by Adriana Dancu
The green, or seed library is composed of a wooden cupboard with books and information about how you can make your neighborhood greener yourself. In addition, the ‘Bijbliotheek’ contains all kinds of cuttings and seeds that you can take with you for free, reports SIKKOM.
One of the designers of this idea is Agnes Bakker. As part of the Climate Adaptation Week, she installed the invention on Koeriersterweg in the Laanhuizen district (near the Stadspark), together with some neighbors last week. Actually, this initiative came in response to the call to Groningers to come up with so-called ‘guerrilla actions’ to make the neighborhoods greener.
Together with some other people from her street, Agnes came up with the Bijbliotheek and put her plan into practice. The plan was immediately embraced by the district, and made available to everyone in the neighborhood.
In the library box you can find information and tools to make your environment greener yourself, by means of facade (vertical) gardens, adjustments in your front or back garden and so on. The aim is to create more biodiversity, in particular by attracting different bee species.
Bees contribute to a healthy state of nature. They pollinate various flower and plant species, but also crops so that they grow fruit. In short, the more the merrier.
Free cuttings and plants
In addition to information and books, local residents can also get or put in different types of seeds and cuttings from the Bijbliotheek for free. This exchange ensures that the entire neighborhood benefits from the library box.
“I have also received a response from several neighborhoods in Groningen that they also like this idea. So, the best thing would, of course, be if several neighborhoods and districts also started to implement this idea.” said Agnes to OOGTV.
Who knows, perhaps every neighborhood in Groningen will soon have its own Bijbliotheek and honey makers will be buzzing through the city in large numbers. Wouldn’t it be nice?
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