It’s time to get growing with our seed library featuring a variety of open-pollinated vegetables and some herbs and flowers. Seed libraries like these support sustainability and food security by
allowing the community free access to the means of growing their own food. The seed library is located at the back of the Information Desk.
Check out these upcoming gardening programs for both new and experienced gardeners of all ages that will help you get your garden up and running!
- Saturday, March 9 • 3-4:40 p.m.
Seed: The Untold Story
An introduction to the new Seed Library with a screening of this documentary film about the importance of heirloom seeds (PG, 94 min., Seneca Falls Picture Company).
- Sunday, March 31 • 2-3 p.m.
Starting Seedlings at Home
Learn the basics of starting seedlings at home, including low-cost options for light, water and heat requirements. Presented by Eric de Long of Foxtail Community Farm.
- Tuesday, April 16 • 7-8 p.m.
Eden 2.0: How Farming with Nature Can Save the Food System and the Planet
Farmer and author Gary Kleppel will talk about the ways that agriculture can improve environmental quality, public health and the economy.
- Monday, April 22 • 2-2:45 p.m.
Get Growing for Earth Day
Read a story, learn how seeds germinate and plant your own to take home. Sign up online or call. For kids and families! Sign up here.
How to use the seed library
- Browse through the growing instructions binder at the Information Desk to see what seeds are available (also listed below). Plant varieties are identified by a seed packet ID number on their page in the binder. Seeds are in order by seed packet ID number in the bins.
- Take the seed packets you would like from the bins. There is a limit of 6 packets per household per year.
- Fill out a checkout slip and place it in the box provided. Your information helps us track how many people use the seed library and which seeds are most commonly used.
- Feel free to photocopy the growing instructions if you need them. You can also access printable pdfs below.
Click on seed name for a pdf of the seed packet/growing instructions.
- Mortgage Lifter Tomato #0001
- Black Beauty Zucchini #0002
- King of the North Pepper #0003
- Perfection Savoy Cabbage #0004
- Provider Bush Green Bean #0005
- Buttercrunch Bibb Lettuce #0006
- Detroit Dark Beet #0007
- Danvers Carrot #0008
- Rainbow Chard #0009
- Double Yield Cucumber #0010
- Sugar Daddy Snap Pea #0011
- Dino Kale #0012
- Bloomsdale Spinach #0013
- Waltham Butternut Squash #0014
- Connecticut Field Pumpkin #0015
- German Giant Radish #0016
- Ping Tung Eggplant #0017
- Crackerjack Mix African Marigold #2001
- Breadseed Poppy Mix #2002
- Echinacea #2003
- Dahlia Zinnia #2004
- Sulphur Cosmos #2005
- Heavenly Blue Morning Glory #2006
- Taiyo Sunflower #2007