Borrow, grow, return

The seed library is now closed for the 2021 growing season.

We house our seed library at both branches of the library. Thank you to everyone who borrowed seeds. Remember to save seeds throughout the growing season and return them to the seed library in the fall.

Quick facts

  1. You can access The Seed Library in both Pakenham and Almonte branches.
  2. Seeds are available while supplies last (usually March-June each year). We cannot guarantee stock or supply.
  3. At the end of the growing season, save your seeds and donate them back to the library. This creates an ongoing supply loop to fuel the seed library!

How to borrow

Our 2021 seed stock is now “sold out”! Thanks for your interest, Mississippi Mills!

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! Donations are being accepted now. Here’s how you can help:

Upcoming gardening programs

Programs will start in 2022! You’ll be able to register online to attend a free workshop.


Email our “Seed Librarian” for more information.

Seed Resources

Library Resources