What is a Seed Library?
The seed library is a free program that encourages residents to plant, share, and save seeds. The mission of the seed library is to :
- Make free seeds available to anyone in our area to grow their own food. Promote gardening and seed saving.
- Promote healthy outdoor activity.
- Provide information, education, and instruction about sustainable organic gardening and seed saving. Preserve our agricultural heritage and traditions. Build community resilience, self-reliance, and a culture of sharing.
How to Use the See Library
Our seed library is located just inside the library on the left when you enter from the lobby at the Graham Public Library.
You are welcome to browse the seed packets which are filed by type, then by variety. Please try to keep the seed packets in order to avoid confusion. Select the seeds you are interested in growing.
If you are a beginning gardener, we suggest easy-to-grow vegetables such as peas, beans, lettuce, carrots, and radishes.
Please take only one envelope per variety of vegetable so that there is enough for everyone. Only take what you will plant during the season.
Please be sure to write on the clipboard what seeds you are taking with you so that we can keep track of our inventory and re-stock if necessary. It is not necessary to come to the circulation desk. All the seeds are free. There is no charge to use the seed library.
Take your seeds home and plant them. You don’t need a huge garden to grow your own food.
You can grow your crops in containers if you don’t have the space for a full garden.
Once your plants begin to produce, leave a few of your best plants unharvested so that you will have seeds to save and donate back to the seed library!