There are several Seed-Exchanges around the Manawatū. The purpose of these is provide free access to seeds for anyone wishing to grow their own food and to house donations of seeds from local growers who wish to share.
We invite donations of seeds for our seed exchanges, seedlings (vegetables and herbs) for planting in community garden projects, and we are a drop-off for clean garden pots in good condition (these go to Tipu Ora Seedlings who only use recycled materials.)
MFAN oversee two Seed Exchanges:
Environment Network Manawatū office, 145 Cuba Street.
Te Patikitiki branch library, 157 Highbury Avenue, Highbury. Ph 357 2108.
(The first donation of seeds to kick-start the Palmerston North seed libraries were donated by Plant to Plate Aotearoa in 2020). Thanks Plant to Plate!
RECAP coordinate a Seed Exchange at the Ashhurst Branch Library, 64 Bamfield Street, Ashhurst.
This is a dual purpose exchange for both sharing seeds and also saving local heirloom seeds. Anyone is welcome to participate. There are simple forms to complete on the Seed Exchange shelf.
Transition Feilding coordinate a Seed Exchange in the Fielding Public Library.
If you would like to donate seeds, or make a cash donation to supply the seed exchanges, please drop seeds into the ENM office or donate here.