We're a public library collecting and sharing bio-diverse, locally-adapted plant seeds, cultivated by and for area residents.
The Seed Lending Library is Open!
What's Happening at the Seed Library Now?
Check your email for our Doodle Poll on the dates for a Seed Packing Party in early April! Hope to see you soon!
Seed Packaging Party
We had a great seed packaging party, (notice the empty box on the table before the party) an interesting talk about heirloom seeds by Dr. Deborah Bier, and another speaker event about growing your own food, by Linda Ugelow and Meighan Matthews in a short amount of time. Whew! We're thankful that we had so many willing volunteers and seed enthusiasts who came to these events. More good news is that our seed order for this year will be on it's way next week.
Check out the newly restocked cabinet for seed that we packaged up from last year as well as some returned/donated seeds that have been packaged. We're happy to hear any suggestions to make it easier and better as we enter into the growing season. Email us at: email@example.com.
Want to help?
Please fill out our form below if you'd like to volunteer or receive our newsletter. Thanks!
What is a Seed Lending Library? How Can You "Borrow" Seeds?
Photo credit: courtesy of Maia Kennedy
The Concord Free Public Library is growing one of the first seed lending libraries in Massachusetts. We hope the idea will go 'fungal' and every library will have a seed library.
How it Works
Why Save Seeds?
The time honored tradition of seed saving promotes biodiversity and nurtures locally adapted plants varieties. Saving seed increases our community’s capacity to feed itself wholesome
food by encouraging gardening and the cultivation of open pollinated and heirloom seeds.
How Do You Save Seeds?
We will have three categories of seeds; Super Easy, Easy, and Difficult. These categories pertain to what level of saving seeds they are, not how hard they are to grow. We will teach you how to save seed for each group and we also hope to offer organic gardening lessons as well.
Where Are You Located?
The Concord Seed Lending Library is located in the lower level of the Fowler Branch Public Library in Concord, Massachusetts. This is a new initiative supported by the Concord Free Public Library.
When May I Start Borrowing Seeds?
We opened for business at the Concord Fowler Branch Public Library as of April 2013. You don’t need a library card to borrow seeds but we do ask that you view our Seed Saving page to read the seed saving orientation first before returning any seed.
Still have questions?
See this page to submit a question or suggestion or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Let us know about any seed stories you might have, such as if you got an heirloom corn seed passed down from Aunt Amelia. Maybe you planted one of our seeds that you borrowed last year. Or, perhaps your Great Grandfather from Arkansas had this unbelievable tomato he grew every year, and some of your fondest memories are from his tomato sandwiches you had. We want to know! Email us and we'll put your story on our homepage.
Where can I find the PowerPoint from your speaker event?!
See our Events page for recent events and resources from these events as well as our Seed Library Partner events.
It's February so that means we're open! See how to get started in planting your seeds on our Resources page.
Farming around Concord
See a map of many local farms in Concord here.