Seed Library

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

  1. Pick up seeds during curbside pick-up. When you call us, just let us know what seeds you would like.
  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. 

  • Packet of cilantro seedsBasil (Sweet Genovese)
  • Bean (Provider Bush)
  • Chives (Staro)
  • Cilantro (Slobolt)
  • Dill (Heirloom)
  • Eggplant (Rosita)
  • Hollyhock (Heirloom)
  • Kale (Lacinato)
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lettuce (Slobolt)
  • Marigold (Bonanza Mix-Up)
  • Pea (Penelope Shelling Pea)
  • Pepper (Jalapeno)
  • Pepper (King of the North)
  • Radish (Early Scarlet Globe)
  • Spinach (Bloomsdale)
  • 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) and Planting Schedule (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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