The Seed library is housed at both branches. Thank you to everyone who accesses and donates! If you save seeds, please consider donating to the seed library in the fall.
- The Seed Library is a community resource, open to everyone.
- You can access the Seed Library in both Pakenham and Almonte branches.
- Seeds are available while supplies last (usually March-June each year). We cannot guarantee stock or supply.
- At the end of the growing season, save your seeds to donate them back to the library. This creates an ongoing supply loop to fuel the seed library! How do you save seeds? Check into the seed resources below.
How to access seeds
Seed Library opens 20 March with the arrival of spring!
Seeds are available on a first come, first-served basis while supplies last. You may borrow whatever amount of seeds you need, but please be mindful to leave seeds for others. Our seed collection may be browsed in-person at both branches.
Seeds donations always welcome
We need your help to “grow” our inventory! Here’s how you can help:
- Complete our seed library donation form, then attach the form to an envelope filled with the saved seeds.
- Drop your donation at either branch.
Current “learn to garden” programs
The Neighbourhood Tomato Community Farm (a community group) offers FREE webinar workshops with Master Gardeners to kick start the growing season. Read about the webinars here. You can also catch up with the Neighbourhood Tomato on Facebook.
Email our “Seed Librarian” for more information.
- Canadian Seed Catalogue – Seeds of Diversity Canada
- Basic Seed Saving – Seeds of Diversity Canada
- Seed Saving Basics by K.Ruby Blume – Institute of Urban Homesteading
- How to Save Seeds: Easy – self-pollinated seeds
- How to Save Seeds: Medium – wind or insect pollinated seeds
- How to Save Seeds: Advanced – overwintering seeds