Charlotte Seed Library
This is a project of the Charlotte Library, to encourage and support our community’s home food producers and seed savers. It is part of a network of Seed Libraries and Seed Savers worldwide which promote the growing of heirloom varieties and keeping the seeds in the hands of the people.
First time gardening, or want to start up a small garden in a new space?
We have free Food Garden Starter Kits available at the Library, containing a few seeds each of a mix of popular vegetables and herbs, along with growing instructions. Available in the foyer whenever the Library is open.
The 2022 Charlotte Seed Library Catalog is hot off the press and waiting for you. We’re offering many past favorites, plus some which may be new to you. Pick up a copy at the library or click right here to view online!
All are tried and true heritage varieties of vegetable, herbs and edible flowers which are easy to grow and easy to save seeds from. We invite you to add some of these to your garden this year!
You do not need to be an expert gardener to do this. We provide guidelines for eco-friendly gardening and successful seed saving so you can enjoy the fruits of your labors this year and have seeds ready for 2023 for yourself and to share with others.
To request small packets of seeds from the 2022 catalog (no charge), email us at Seed@charlottepubliclibrary.org. We will let you know when your seeds are ready for pick up in the Library foyer.
Seed Library Coordinators Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton wish you happy garden planning!
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Upcoming Seed Library Events
Garden Chat – Seed Saving Tips
March 11, 11:30-12:30
Join Seed Library Coordinators Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton to share questions and tips for successfully saving seeds from your vegetable garden this year.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3JG4zJW
Charlotte Seed Library at the Senior Center — April 4, 2022
Coordinators Linda Hamilton and Karen Tuininga will visit the Charlotte Senior Center to explain how the Library’s Seed Library program works and how to join in.
Receive access to not only small quantities of heirloom vegetable, herb and edible flower seeds, but educational and technical support for growing at least some of your own food, in environmentally-friendly ways which promote healthy soil and support biological diversity, and learning to save seeds for yourself and to share with others.
Be sure to visit our Resources page for articles and links about gardening and seed saving. If you’re looking for some particular information or how-to’s, please contact us and let us know how we can help you!