Available March 1 to Late Summer, while supplies last.
About the Seed Library
The Seed Library launched in 2021 with financial assistance from an American Library Association Libraries Transforming Communities grant.
The goal of this project is to make home-gardening accessible to gardeners of any level through library resources and programming and to preserve varieties of heirloom and native plants. By saving seeds as a community, we create local stocks that are acclimated to our climate, with the possibility of reducing food insecurity.
Each year, the Seed Library’s offerings are meant to expand in variety and quantity.
How It Works
- APL Seed Library accepts seed donations–commercially packaged or home-harvested.
- Visitors “check-out” seeds to plant at home.
- Gardeners are welcome to attend our garden-related programming and to use our gardening books and resources.
- All gardeners are encouraged to donate a portion of their end-of-season harvested seeds back to the Seed Library for use by all next season.
Available seeds will vary year to year. We welcome your seed suggestions at the desk, via a message on social media, or by email–email@example.com.
Donations to the seed library ensure this program continues into the future. We’re interested in all seed types, especially heirloom and open-pollinated.
- No pesticide use please.
- If home-harvested seed, please use our form to provide the following information: variety, harvest year, location, and growing notes
Themed Garden Ideas
Grow Too Much?
Contact local food pantries to donate your fresh food:
- United Methodist Church: 262-728-3644
- Delavan Food Pantry: 262-728-3503
- The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers from Seed by Clare Foster
- Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners by Suzanne Ashworth
- Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-by-Step Techniques for Collecting and Growing More than 100 Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs by Carole B. Turner
- Tiny Spaces Gardening: Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Small Outdoor Spaces by Amy Pennington
- Dig in! 12 Easy Gardening Projects Using Kitchen Scraps by Kari A. Cornell