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From business surveys to smart bubblers in Lake Macquarie, discovering new frog species in Port Stephens, Morph-It in Maitland and Waste Avengers in Cessnock to creating a seed library in Newcastle. Right across the region, we’ve been busy working towards a better future. What’s been happening in your local community this month?

Seed Library Harvests New Community Partnership Newcastle Libraries will harvest the flourishing momentum for home vegetable gardens with the launch of the City’s first free Seed Library.

One of the unexpected outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a national surge in the number of people growing fresh herbs and vegetables at home. Newcastle Libraries will help cultivate this trend further by offering a variety of free seeds that residents can ‘borrow’ from the library to plant in their own gardens. Residents will be encouraged to share in the fruits of each other’s labour by returning seeds