Seed Library FAQ
What is a seed library?
- The same way the library works to make books available to everyone, the seed library does for seeds. We loan the seeds to our patrons and hope that some seed is returned when crops are harvested.
Where are the seed libraries?
- Currently there are seed libraries in the Alachua, Archer, Hawthorne, Headquarters, High Springs, Millhopper, Micanopy, and Tower Road Branch libraries.
Where does the library get the seeds?
- Seeds are donated from a wide variety of sources including Florida Native Plant Society, Working Food, Lowes, Rural King, and our wonderful patrons!
Do I need a library card? Is there a fee?
- No. The seed library is free and open to anyone with or without a library card. We would love to help you sign up for a library card while you’re visiting though!
How many seeds can I borrow?
- At this point each library has different borrowing rules. Please contact the seed library you are interested in to get more details.
I have a bunch of open seed packets/seeds from plants I grew. Can I donate them?
- Yes! Bring them to your closest seed library. If they are seeds you harvested yourself please write down as much information about them as you can. We rely on donations to keep the seed library going.