Sunday, October 20 1pm to 5pm

Borrow seeds

Visit the Seed Library display to find out which seeds are available. The cabinet holds all available seed bags and envelopes. “The Seed Book” binder includes planting and growing tip sheets for each type of seed in the collection.

Use the “Seeds Take-Out List” in the front of the binder to write down which seeds you are taking. Feel free to take as many seeds as you need. You have no obligation to “return” seeds. However, please consider donating seeds from your crops to keep the Seed Library going.

Grow with us

Stay in touch and up-to-date by joining the Seed Library listserv. Contact the library for more information. Previous letters are available here.

The Library offers programming on how to plan, grow, and maintain gardens. Often Master Gardeners are available at programs to answer questions. In addition, we offer related programs in our Healthy Lifestyle Series.

Volunteers are always welcome! Come in and help sort seeds, update “The Seed Book,” or share your expertise at a program. For more information contact the Library at

Share the harvest

To donate, please fill out the Seed Donation Agreement and Planting Tips forms. Forms are also available at the Information Desk in the Library.

  • Please include the full name of the type of vegetable, flower, herb or grain that grows from the seeds. For example, instead of simply writing “tomato,” consider the more descriptive “Black Prince Tomato.”
  • All seeds should be from a crop that you grew or in the commercial seed company’s envelope from which you purchased the seeds.
  • Seeds should be less than three years old (from date of harvest) and should have been dried over at least a three-week period.
  • Loose seeds should be donated in a sealed plastic bag or envelope. Some bags and envelopes are provided in the Seed Library display at the Library.
  • Please keep in mind: The Seed Library is limited to seeds for vegetables, flowers, herbs, or grains. Roots, tubers, bulbs, or seeds for trees cannot be accommodated. Seeds should be non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism.)