Welcome to our seed LIBRARY
The purpose of the Seed Library is to establish an ever growing and curated depository of fruit, vegetable, flower and herb seeds at no cost to the Leonia community and to provide information, instruction and programming about sustainable gardening.
Choose Your Free Seeds!
Select from the list of available varieties below, or pick up a seed request form at the upper level Main Circulation Desk
You may request seeds once a week. There is a limit of five types of seeds per request.
After you’ve requested your seeds, you will be notified when they are ready for pick up at the Main Circulation Desk. Please allow two business days for your request to be processed.
You must have a valid Leonia Library card and be at least 18 years of age to request seeds.
ENJOY YOUR SEEDS!
Edible crops should only be planted in soil that has been tested for heavy metals.
Using raised beds or containers with clean compost or soil is recommended.
Information on growing your seeds is available here (add link). Printed information is available at the upper level circulation desk.
The Seed Library contains different varieties within each of the listed seed categories. The seeds you receive will be a random selection from the seed type you have requested.
Quantities are limited and availability varies. Substitutions may be made if the seeds you requested are not available.
These are donated seeds and may not be re-sold.
request your seeds here
The Seed Library accepts donations of fruit, vegetable, herb and flower seeds from commercial companies, seed banks and other local partner organizations with a shared interest in seed collection. Donated seeds are packaged commercially and not listed as invasive species or noxious weeds by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. At this time we are not accepting seed donations from individuals.