The Seed Library

What is the Seed Library?

The Seed Library is located in a card catalog cabinet near the newspapers. The drawers are sorted into "Fruit & Veg," "Herbs," and "Florals," and filled with donated seeds. Any member of the community can borrow seeds from the Seed Library without a card or membership required. Taking seeds from the seed library only promises that if you can, you will donate some of the seeds you save.

The Seed Library is sponsored by the Warren County Master Gardeners, with seeds donated from Fedco Seeds, High Mowing Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, and local gardeners like you.

Seed Library Logos

Donating Seeds

Take an envelope from the Seed Library and fill out as much information as you can for the seeds being donated. Place the seeds in the envelope, and return it in the drawer marked "Donation Returns." Please ensure the seeds are fully dry and clear of chaff before donating. If donating seeds in a commercial packet, there is no need to fill out a new envelope, but still place it in the "Donation Returns" drawer so that it can be added to the available seeds list.

Seeds Available

The table below is updated monthly. Seeds listed are not guaranteed to still be in the collection and there may be additional seeds present that were not processed.

Fruit & Veg Herbs Florals
Bean Garden, Tendergreen Improved Bush (Ferry-Morse) Basil, Genovese (Livingston) Coneflower, Misc
Bean, Cherokee Wax Bush (Livingston) Basil, Sweet (Livingston) Coneflower, Pink
Beet, Early Wonder (Livingston) Fennel, Finale (High Mowing) Coneflower, Red
Broccoli, De Cicco (Ferry-Morse) Parsley, Italian/Single (Livingston) Coneflower, Yellow
Broccoli, Green Sprouting Calabrese (Livingston) Parsley, Triple/Curled (Livingston) Indigo Plant
Cabbage, Early Golden Acre (Ferry-Morse) Thyme (Livingston) Sunflower, Orange
Cantaloupe, Hale's Best Jumbo (Ferry-Morse)    
Collards, Georgia Southern or Creole (Ferry-Morse)    
Corn Sweet, Early Golden Bantam Hybrid (Ferry-Morse)    
Corn Sweet, Silver Queen Hybrid (Ferry-Morse)    
Corn Sweet, Sweet G90 Hybrid (Ferry-Morse)    
Corn, Golden Cross Bantam (Livingston)    
Cucumber, Straight Eight (Livingston)    
Eggplant, Black Beauty (Ferry-Morse)    
Eggplant, Black Beauty (Livingston)    
Kale, Blue Scotch Curled (Livingston)    
Kale, Siberian Improved (Livingston)    
Lettuce, Black Seeded Simpson (Livingston)    
Lettuce, Parris Island Cos (Ferry-Morse)    
Lettuce, Select Salad Blend (Livingston)    
Mesclun, Mix (Ferry-Morse)    
Mustard India, Southern Giant Curled (Ferry-Morse)    
Mustard, Florida Broad Leaf (Ferry-Morse)    
Okra, Clemson Spineless #80 (Ferry-Morse)    
Okra, Clemson Spineless (Livingston)    
Okra, Emerald (Ferry-Morse)    
Pea, Oregon Sugar Pod II (Livingston)    
Pepper, California Wonder (Livingston)    
Pepper, Red Mercury (Livingston)    
Spinach, Bloomsdale Long Standing (Ferry-Morse)    
Spinach, Bloomsdale Long Standing (Livingston)    
Squash, Early Prolific Striaghtneck (Livingston)    
Squash, Summer Black Beauty (Ferry-Morse)    
Squash, Summer Crookneck Early (Livingston)    
Squash, Summer Dark Green Zucchini (Ferry-Morse)    
Squash, Summer Dixie Hybrid (Ferry-Morse)    
Squash, Summer Early Prolific Striaghtneck (Ferry-Morse)    
Squash, Summer early White Bush Scallop (Ferry-Morse)    
Swiss Chard, Fordhook Giant (Livingston)    
Tomato, Beefsteak (Ferry-Morse)    
Tomato, Better Boy Hybrid Pelleted (Ferry-Morse)    
Tomato, Box Car Willie (Ferry-Morse)    
Tomato, Bush Beefsteak (Livingston)    
Tomato, Crimson Cushion Beefstick (Livingston)    
Tomato, Early Girl Hybrid Pelleted (Ferry-Morse)    
Tomato, Red Cherry Large (Livingston)    
Watermelon, Black Diamond (Livingston)    
Watermelon, Crimson Sweet (Ferry-Morse)    
Watermelon, Crimson Sweet (Livingston)    

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