Sustainable Living Collections

Seed Library

SP_Seed Library logo.png

Check out our Seed Library at Nowra Library, Ulladulla Library and Sanctuary Point Library.

What is the Seed Library?

A free borrowing (sharing) service aiming to encourage a love of growing and gardening, promote sustainability and build food resilience in our community.


How do I use the Seed Library?

  1. You must be a member of Shoalhaven Libraries to join the Seed Library.
  2. Pop into Nowra LibraryUlladulla Library or Sanctuary Point Library and ask our friendly staff about becoming a seed library member.
  3. ‘Borrow’ two packets of seeds each time you visit.
  4. Plant your seeds.
  5. Let one or two of your plants produce seeds and donate the seeds back to the library for someone else to share.


Resources to help you grow and collect your seeds:


Seed donations

Do you have any excess seeds at home? You are welcome to donate vegetable, herb or flower seeds to our seed library. Seeds must be clean, dry and labelled with as much information as possible including variety, date harvested and growing tips if you have any. Place donated seeds in an envelope or Ziploc bag and give to library staff.


Types of seeds

The Seed Library includes a variety of vegetables and herbs, however the collection will vary depending on donations and what is in season. The seed packets provide specific instructions on how to plant the seeds.


Terms & Conditions

  • You must be a member of Shoalhaven Libraries to join the Seed Library. Joining is easy, join here.

  • Availability of seeds is seasonal. Certain varieties of seeds may be unavailable from time to time.

  • Shoalhaven Libraries makes no guarantee about the quality, variety or viability of seeds made available as part of the Seed Library. 

Save Power Kits

Save money on bills with our new energy kits

Shoalhaven City Council’s Energy Saving Kits can help you assess and save money on your home energy and water bills.  By calculating your energy and water use, you can start to make some simple changes to save money and make your home more comfortable and efficient.

Each kit contains a 10 Amp powermate to help measure power consumption and running costs, a non-contact thermometer to help assess surfaces and appliances, a water flow measuring cup to assess water usage, and a guide to assist in calculating your energy and water use.

Book one today from your local library.

Download the guide for How to use the Save Power Kit and the Worksheet Activities below.


 How to use the Save Power Kit



Save Power Kit: Worksheet Activities