Seed Library

Seed LibraryBorrowing seeds from Oregon Public Library is free and easy!

  1. Check out seeds.
  2. Grow your plants and enjoy the harvest.
  3. Collect and return some seeds if you are able. There is no penalty for not returning seeds.

By participating in the seed library you are helping to create a culture of sharing and community. Saving seeds leads to a sustainable future for your community and your garden.

Available Seeds

Here are the seeds that are available in our Seed Library.

    Herbs

    • Basil
    • Chives
    • Cilantro
    • Dill (out of stock)
    • Lemon Balm
    • Parsley
    • Sage
    • Thyme

    Flowers

    • Aster (out of stock)
    • Butterfly Weed (out of stock)
    • Hollyhock
    • Marigold (out of stock)
    • Sunflower (out of stock)

    Vegetables

    • Beans 
    • Carrot
    • Eggplant
    • Kale (out of stock)
    • Lettuce 
    • Pea (out of stock)
    • Pepper, Jalapeno
    • Pepper, King of the North (out of stock)
    • Raddish
    • Spinach
    • Tomato, Tommy Toe
    • Tomato, Wisconsin 55

    Planting Instructions

    Planting & Seed Collection BinderWe have information and planting instructions on all of our seeds. When you pick up seeds, we will include the instructions for growing. 

    For an online copy of growing instructions, you can download our Planting & Seed Collection BInder (PDF).

     

    Return Seeds

    Save the envelope that your seeds came in. When you have collected seeds, put the seeds in the envelope and return them to the library.

    If you lost the envelope, please return the seeds as if they are a donation.

    Donate Seeds

    We will gladly accept seed donations! If seeds are donated that do not fit our requirements, they will be given away for free. 

    Use the Seed Donation Form (PDF) and return the seeds to the library.

    Seeds must be:

    • open pollinated variety
    • for a non-invasive plant

    More Information

    For even more information, contact Kara Ripley at kripley@oregonlibrary.org

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