The Seed Library

Prairie Seed Harvest Event

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, Mardi Gras Blend (HM Seeds) Basil, Genovese (HM Seeds) Four O'Clocks, Marvel of Peru (Exchange)
Lettuce, Lolla Rossa (HM Seeds) Basil, Lemon (HM Seeds) Mixed Flowers, Hummingbird & Butterfly (Burpee)
Lettuce Blend, Gourmet (HM Seeds) Basil, Nufar (HM Seeds) Strawflower, Roggli Riesen (HM Seeds)
Mustard Green, Ruby Streaks (HM Seeds) Basil, Prospera-2 F1 (HM Seeds)  
Pac Choy, Shanghai Green (HM Seeds) Marjoram, Sweet (HM Seeds)  
Parsnip, Lancer (HM Seeds) Orach, Blacklund Bly (HM Seeds)  
Pepper, Candlelight Hot (HM Seeds)    
Pepper, Shishito (HM Seeds)    
Pole Bean, Rattlesnake (HM Seeds)    
Snow Pea, Oregon Giant (Fedco)    
Squash, Y-Star Patty Pan (Fedco)    
Turnip, Purple Top White Globe (Exchange)    

Gardening Books from the Library

Raised Bed Gardening
Flower Gardeners Handbook
Gardening for Everyone
Weed free gardening
Tiny space gardening
How to Garden Indoors
Make Your Own Indoor Garden
Pruning and Training
How to Create an ECO Garden
Gardening your front yard
Complete container herb gardening
The beginners guide to starting a garden