Seed Library

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Humans have been saving seeds for over 12,000 years. However, in our culture much of that knowledge has been lost over the last hundred years, along with significant biodiversity. When you grow and save your own seeds, you:

– develop seed stock that is well suited to our climate
– save money
– mitigate our dependence on agro-business

When you participate in the seed library, you create a culture of sharing and abundance.

South Country Library patrons may choose two packets per visit from our seed library, which will be located near the Circulation Desk.

There will be a sign-out book where you will put your name, barcode number, and the number of each seed packet you choose.

Plant your seeds as per the information on the packet and enjoy your bounty!

In the Fall, we encourage, but do not require, you to save your seeds and return a portion of them to the library to share with other patrons.

  • Tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Squash
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Beets
  • Spinach
  • Herbs
  • and more
  • plus flowers to attract beneficial insects

Suggested Reading

Helpful Links

  • Mother Earth News is a good source for articles, tips and videos on vegetable gardening. Free Registration.