Seed Library

Pelham Public Library Seed Library reopens March 15 at both branches

Borrow – Grow – Harvest – Save – and Share!

Seed Library reopening on  March 15, 2022, while quantities last. 

How to get seeds:

  • Browse the Seed Library List

  • Visit the seed library display located at both branches and pick out your seeds.

Please note: To ensure all interested individuals are able to receive seeds, there will be a limit of two seed packages per family.

What is a seed library?

A seed library’s primary focus is on providing free and easy access to open pollinated seeds so that as many people as possible are growing their own organic food. A seed library also encourages and enables people to save seeds through awareness, education, and community celebrations aimed at reviving a seed saving culture.

Why is a seed library important?

Seed sharing is very important to our community and is significant to the local biodiversity that has been lost over the years.  This practice creates a resilient community that will enable a culture of preserving and sharing of open pollinated seeds with like minded individuals. A seed library helps contribute to this goal by providing access to a variety of open pollinated seeds and education of sustainability.

How to Return Seeds:

  • When the growing season is complete, harvest your seeds from the plants you grew. See the ‘How to Save Seeds‘ brochure for more instructions

  • Place your harvested seeds in their own envelope and label it with the variety/vegetable type

  • Drop off your saved seeds at the Pelham Public Library and they will be added into the seed collection for the next year

Borrowing seeds from the Library is FREE!  However, your contribution to your Pelham community is INVALUABLE.

We ask that you not only save seeds for yourself but also for the seed library, allowing for them to be catalogued and checked out by other Pelham community members.