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Seed Library

Seed Library

Seed Library
The Seed Library is returning for the 2024 growing season!

Get ready for LEAF Day— our Seed Library reopens on Thursday, February 29!  Opening weekend, stop by the Upper Level Bay Area to check out the wide range of vegetable, flower, herb and native seeds we have to offer this year to plant and enjoy in your home gardens.

After March 3, the Seed Library will be located in the Upper Level Lobby by the elevator.

All seeds are free and open to any garden enthusiast. Seeds will be available first come, first served (while supplies last – the Library will not hold seeds for patrons). Variety availability will change throughout the season.

Please be courteous of others and limit your choices to no more than 15 packs or what you can grow in a season.

A very hearty thank you to the following companies who generously donated seeds to our Library:

Ball Seed CompanyBotanical Interests | W. Atlee Burpee Company | Fedco Seed Co. | Ferry-Morse Seed Company | Floret | Harris Seed Company | High Mowing Organic Seeds | Hudson Valley Seeds | Johnny’s Selected Seeds | Pinetree Garden SeedsVictory Seeds | West Coast Seeds


Seed LibraryDonate Seeds to the Library

Do you have leftover seeds in need of a home? The Library happily accepts seed donations to be added to the Seed Library.

A donation box is available next to the Seed Library. We can accept leftover seed packages or seeds harvested from your own gardens. If you are interested in donating seeds, please include the following information on the bag/envelope:

  • Plant name
  • Growing requirements (light, height, spacing, etc.)
  • Is the plant poisonous?
  • Were the seeds harvested locally?
  • Year of purchase/harvest

Community Garden PlotsGarden Plots

All 2024 garden plots have been claimed. 

What can I grow?

Not sure where to start on a 5’X10’ plot?  We’ve got suggestions!  You can also check out the Old Farmers Almanac for more planting ideas. 

  • 9 tomato plants
  • 4 pole beans or trellised pea plants and 3 trellised cucumber plants
  • 8 pepper plants and 2 tomato plants
  • 6 pepper plants and 4 compact climbing plants (cucumber, beans)
  • 100 root vegetable plants like onions, beets, turnips, carrots
  • 15-18 branching flowers dahlias, cosmos, larkspur, zinnia, calendula
  • 20-24 upright flowers like sweet peas, gladiolus, snapdragons or sunflowers

NOTE: Please do not grow the following types of plants:

  • Perennial vegetables and herbs (garden plots are tilled every spring)
  • Garlic  
  • Strawberries
  • Mint
  • Ground-spreading vine vegetables, including pumpkin, gourd, and melon