Starting ‘from the ground up’ the Noosa Seed Library will provide seeds to members of Noosa Library Service to borrow, plant, grow, harvest and return. While enjoying produce from the plants, members are also encouraged to complete the cycle by harvesting seeds from their plants to return to the library for others to borrow. Seeds will be accessible at all library branches.

As the program grows, there will be a series of educational workshops to germinate and feed the interest.


The Noosa Seed Library aims to ignite community interest in gardening and empower members to grow their own food and contribute to community building by saving and donating seeds back to the seed library. This will, in turn, contribute to both the preservation of seeds for future generations and the development of locally relevant and resilient seed stocks.

Lifelong Learning

As part of the Noosa Seed Library program, Noosa Library Service will host a series of educational workshops (for both adults and children) and develop a suite of instructional videos for the community to provide both inspiration and education and facilitate deeper social connections among community members interested in gardening, food, and sustainability issues. These events will provide the secondary benefit of establishing cross-visibility and awareness among various local groups that share comparable interests but that might not have been previously familiar with one another.

Propagating Deep Connections

As well as growing plants and a love of gardening, this project also aims to propagate deeper connections in our community. Sharing information and skills is essential to the yield of the program. The Noosa Seed Library is a collaborative initiative, with local organisations and community supporting the project.


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Partnering with Permaculture Noosa and the Cooroy Community Permaculture Garden, Noosa Seed Library will draw on the local knowledge and experts in the field to guide the program in all things growing and seeds.

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The seed packets will be beautiful works of art with designs commissioned from local artists with the help of the Butter Factory Arts Centre. Selected artists will gain exposure for their works while broadening community awareness of their missions and services.

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Proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.

When Will This Project Launch?

Watch this space for more news to sprout! 

If you have any comments or questions or you just wish to get in touch about the Noosa Seed Library, please send an email to or phone us on (07) 5329 6555.