Seed Library

Are you looking to plant a garden?

The Pickering Public Library's Seed Library provides the community free access to seeds for growing ornamental and edible plants. Community members can browse the changing selection and check out seeds during George Ashe Library's regular operating hours.

Gardeners are asked to harvest seeds from their mature plants and return a portion to the Seed Library at the end of the season. 

Made possible through a grant, from the TD Friends of the Environment, the seed library encourages healthy food and sustainable practices while preserving and protecting the biodiversity of plants and food crops. 

Seed libraries contribute to increased botanical and food literacy, teaching people about varieties of plants, flowers, and vegetables that are suited to the local climate and how they are best grown.

We are thrilled to be starting our Seed Library at Pickering Public Library. Be sure to check back often for more exciting updates!

Staff and volunteers have been working hard to provide the community with various seeds for fruits, vegetables, and flowers. You'll have to stop by the location to see what is available at any given time.

When the growing season is over, please harvest your seeds and return a portion of them to the library. Seed donations can be made at any library location.


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Upcoming Gardening & Seed Library Events

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