How does the Seed Library work?

The Seed Library at OCPL is free and available at all our branches. Simply stop by and check out the variety of seeds you want. We offer 20 varieties of heirloom, non-gmo vegetable, herb, and fruit seeds. Patrons may check out up to 5 packets of each variety. Take these home and plant them in your home garden. At the end of the growing season, collect and save seeds from your harvest. Return some of your saved seeds to the library, and keep some for yourself for next year. We understand that gardening can be an uncertain venture, so you will never be penalized for not returning seeds if your crops fail. The purpose of the Seed Library is to promote healthy habits, community involvement, and sustainable living.

Seed Library 2015

Kick-off events for the 2015 seed library will be announced soon! We have new seeds & varieties coming in for the new year, that will be available the end of February. However, if you are looking to get a jumpstart on seedlings, let us know. Last year's seeds are still available for hothouse growing.

Grow Together!

Share your garden! Connect with other gardeners on our facebook Seed Library group page; share tips, post pictures of your garden, get advice from other growers. Check out our Pinterest Board for gardening tips!

Resources

Seed Library Brochure

Home Vegetable Gardening In Kentucky, published by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Farmer's Market Directory

Recipies for cooking from the Garden

Ready, Set, Grow: A Kid's Guide to Gardening in Kentucky