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Seed Library

photo of our seed library in card catalog drawers

A Seed Library works just like a regular library. Yes, you can “borrow” seeds for free! How do you borrow seeds? The basic idea is that you plant the seeds, let some of the harvest go to seed, then return some of these next generation seeds for others to borrow for the next year’s planting. (Don’t worry, we don’t have fines if you don’t return seeds! It is okay if you end up taking seeds but are not able to bring any back.)

Our Seed Library is located across from the Check-out Desk on the upper level of our building (in the old card catalog drawers). Anyone is welcome to borrow seeds any time the library building is open. Browse through the selected offerings and take up to six of the brown seed envelopes. Then fill out the provided form to note how many packets you’re taking. Happy planting!

Seed Library instructions

Seed Library check-out form