BWG Seed Library

A seed library lends or shares seeds. Gardeners borrow seeds, grow them and (hopefully) return some seeds back to the library. Community seed libraries are an effective way to collect and distribute heirloom, unique and culturally important seeds. Seed libraries help protect genetic diversity, promote food security and aid in the development of locally adapted varieties of plants. Many plants from seed libraries attract beneficial insects and pollinators, while gardeners who use seed libraries can save money and learn new skills. Seed libraries can include vegetables, flowers and native species. They help disseminate seed varieties not typically available from seed companies and promote public access to seeds.

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library is looking for community members and partners who are interested in establishing a seed library in our community. Anyone interested in participating in the planning and organization stages, please contact Wendy Zwaal at 905-775-3328 ext 6108 or wzwaal@bradford.library.on.ca. We will also be looking for seeds to stock our new seed library, therefore we ask local gardeners to save us some extra seeds this fall to donate to the Library.

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Teen Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses A Court of Thorns and Roses Cover

Author: Sarah J. Maas

In my opinion, a fantasy fiction novel is supposed to be used as an escape from the world. It is used to go into one that is greater and more vast then ours, full of creatures and places unable to exist on Earth. Sarah J. Maas’ novel A Court of Thorns and Roses, does an excellent job at doing just that. The story is told in the perspective of Feyre, a girl who’s life has been made a struggle because of the poverty forced upon her family. As if this wasn’t enough, she is afraid that the small town that she lives in, will be taken from the villagers and grabbed by the magical immortal beings living beside them called Fae. 

There were things that I enjoyed in the novel such as, the realness of the main character, Feyre. Maas does not sugar coat the emotions of the character. We are meant to feel, and know everything going on in her head. I personally enjoyed this because it made her more human to me and not ”fake” in a sense. I also enjoyed the plot of the book. It was filled with a sense of the unknown, for both the reader and the main character. She makes it an escape into this new, huge, dangerous world full of different, exciting things that have yet to be explored (and to the reader’s benefit, it is). I truthfully did not find any part of the book displeasing or disappointing.  I enjoyed every inch of this book and I believe that other teens should read this series because they will get a taste of a different world and follow along side the journey of this strong, intelligent and fearless young woman. 

Rating: 4/5 stars

Reviewed by: Sophia L. N. Age 15

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Author Diane Seufer Tait and Illustrator Karen Thompson of Olivia’s Garden visit the Library!!

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Naturopathic Medicine Education

 

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Teen Book Review – This Mortal Coil

Teen Book Review:

Book: This Mortal Coil

Author: Emily SuvadaMortal Coil Cover

This genre isn’t something I would normally read, but Emily Suvada does a truly amazing job weaving in something for everyone. This story takes place in a dystopian earth where an incurable virus has taken over the planet. Many people have trusted the helping hands of Cartaxus, a company that rose just before the virus was discovered, who have placed them in underground bunkers around the world. This safe haven doesn’t come without a price however, if you agree to stay in a bunker Cartaxus gets full control over your panel. Your panel is a small gene adjusting electronic chip that gets surgically placed under the on skin your forearm so that you have control over how your body works and your appearance.

Although the people who don’t trust their promises of safety are stuck scavenging on the surface trying to keep away from the virus in any way they can. Catrina is one of the few who are still on the surface, harbouring a burning hatred for Cartaxus ever since they took away her dad and only friend Drax to work for them. So when one day a Cartaxus agent, Cole, shows up at her house claiming that her dad is dead and that she is the only one who can help release an antidote for the virus that her dad had created before his death, she doesn’t exactly go willingly.

This book follows Cat and Cole’s struggle to unlock this cure and the bumps on the road as they do so. This story is so enjoyable and mind blowing. The multiple plot twists will hit you like a storm and leaving you craving more. I had to hold back from re-reading it just to see if I could spot any of the smaller points. The characters are so easy to fall in love with and understand. This book is perfect for anyone who like an action packed book with sarcastic, lovable characters and a little bit of romance.

Rating: 4/5 stars
Reviewed by: Maya Lee, Age 15

Thank you Maya!!

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