The Seed Library at Woodbury Public Library is a collection of seed packets and growing instructions designed to encourage people to plant, save, and share seeds.
Our seed library is about…
- Encouraging our community to dig in and garden.
- Reconnecting our community to the traditions of growing tasty, healthy food.
- Reconnecting our community to the outdoors and wildlife.
- Educating our community about growing, harvesting, and saving seeds.
- Creating a community-sustained seed collection at our Library.
- Providing information, instruction and education about sustainable gardening.
How it works:
- You must have a library card from a library in Gloucester County to participate.
- Seeds are “checked out” from the library with the understanding that you will grow the seeds.
- We hope that you will save seeds from the plants, and return a similar package of seeds to the library at the end of the growing season. Alternatively, you may donate some produce to your local food bank (see below for a list).
- There is no fine if the seeds are not returned.
Seeds Currently Available for Checkout:
- Beans Hidatsa Shield Figure (dried)
- Eggplant Violetta Lunga
- Sweet Basil
- Asian Greens Chinese Broccoli
- Rutabaga Gilfeathers
- Pumpkin Tan Cheese
- Pumpkin Seminole
- Winter Squash Sibley
- Tomato Red Fig
- Tomato Earliana
- Tomato Principe Borghese
*NEW FOR 2017*
- Blauwe Groninger Kale
- Nanticoke Squash
- Maule’s Philadelphia Butter Lettuce
- Belleville Sorrel
- Carrot Calliope Blend Seeds
- Dragon Carrots
Documents to help you get started:
- Seed Library Application: Fill in this brief form and return it to the Library to make your seed request.
- Planning a Garden: This is for the gardener who is just starting out. It’s an overview of how to plan a garden, how to start seeds, a planting chart, and how to plan a harvest. Seed and plant sources are included in this document.
- How to Save Seeds: This document covers the seed-saving process. If you’re an established gardener, this will help you along your seed-saving journey.
- Garden Journal: This document can function as a traditional journal that you print out and write, or you can use the fill-in-form function built into the file. There are instructions in the document on how to use it as a form. If you choose to use the form function, you can submit your journal to the Library Seed Bank project which is collecting local gardening information for public reference and historic record-keeping. There is an email link in the document if you choose to submit it. Please stop the library, check out some seeds, and browse our collection of gardening and seed-saving books. If you have any questions, please contact the library!
330 E. Barber Ave.
Woodbury, NJ 08096
1501 John Tipton Blvd.,
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Brought to you by: