You may have noticed the sprouting of the Little Seeds and Reads Libraries in Glen Eira.
These little street libraries have been developed in partnership with some of our incredible community groups and organisations to help us all through the recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are a twist on the traditional street libraries as they not only offer books, but provide seedlings, cuttings and other gardening materials and produce for people to take and share to help our community grow.
The project aims to provide information and resources for community members to do gardening at home, on a window sill, a garden bed or in a pot. We hope this activity encourages people to get out and about and explore their interest in edible gardening, planting, community gardening and in nature.
We would like to thank the Bentmoor Men’s Shed for building the little libraries, and for the Carnegie and Glen Huntly Laneways, Murrumbeena Community Garden, Caulfield South Community House and Community Garden, East Bentleigh Village Community Garden and the Murrumbeena Early Learning Centre for hosting them. We hope that a Little Seeds and Reads Library will be popping up near you soon.
Please pop books, magazines, seedlings, cuttings and anything else that relates to gardening in the little libraries to share with others.
- Caulfield South Community House Community Garden — on Jupiter Street
450–452 Kooyong Road, Caulfield South
- Rita’s Lane Carnegie
Graceburn Avenue/Koornang Road, Carnegie
- Glen Huntly Laneway
Near Glen Huntly Primary School, 170 Grange Road, Glen Huntly
- Murrumbeena Community Garden — in front of Murrumbeena Uniting Church
117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena
- Murrumbeena Child Care Centre
105 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena
- East Bentleigh Village Garden — one library in the garden and one at the front of Moorleigh Community Village
90–92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East