Seed Library

Let's Grow Together!

A Seed Library is a collection of seeds available to local gardeners to be grown in our community. Our Seed Library features a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers you can grow in your own garden!

Why a Seed Library?

A Seed Library provides a low-cost, sustainable solution to help increase home food production and creates locally adapted seeds to grow well in the community. It also builds community awareness and partnerships with local non-profit organizations, gardeners, horticulture businesses, educational institutions, and other seed banks. 

Borrowing Seeds

  • The Seed Library is free and open to all, no a library card needed.
  • Patrons may choose to take up to three (3) seed packets per library visit. 
  • Seed packs are non-reservable and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Donating Seeds

Seed donations are accepted from commercial seed companies, seed banks, individuals, and other partner organizations with a shared interest in seed collection. 

Donated seeds must be open-pollinated ("OP"), non-genetically modified (non-GMO), and non-hybrid (will have "F1" or "Hybrid" in its name/package).

To donate seeds, complete the Seed Donation Form [PDF]. Print it and bring it to the front desk with your ready-to-be packaged seeds.

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Gardening Tutorials

New to gardening? Find video tutorials from the UMN Extension Office below or their How-to Guide: Starting Seeds Indoors and Yard & Garden Help pages.