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. 

2023 Catalog

The 2023 Charlotte Seed Library Catalog is here! 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 don’t 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 yourself to grow next year and to share with others.

Seed Library Requests

To request small packets of seeds from the 2023 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

Getting Ready Garden Chat
March 10, 2023 11:30 am

Join Seed Library Coordinators Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton to share questions and ideas for how to get ready for your food garden this year. Very brief review of garden guidelines and then open discussion related to planning your space, deciding what to grow, choosing seeds, maybe starting some inside, and lessons learned in past gardens. Whether experienced or just getting started, come share your dreams, schemes and concerns, — gardener to gardener.

Sign up to receive Zoom link here:  https://bit.ly/3DNrQZV

Book Study – Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture
4 weeks starting March 13, 2023

Back by popular demand! Join Karen Tuininga and Linda Hamilton for this 4-part study of Toby Hemenway’s classic guide to home-scale permaculture. New and experienced gardeners welcome — expect interesting reading (about 70 pages in preparation for each session) and lively discussions!
Whether you missed our first Gaia’s Garden discussion series in 2020, or want to come back for more conversation and a deeper dive revisiting this wonderful book, we hope you will join us.  

Registration is required:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/551528094377

Four Mondays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  We will meet in person at the Charlotte Library, with the option to use Zoom in bad weather.

Copies of the book are available at the Library.

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.

Ancient proverb


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!

About Us

The Charlotte Seed Library is a program of the Charlotte Public Library in Charlotte, Vermont.

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  • seed@charlottepubliclibrary.org
  • (802) 425-3864

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115 Ferry Street
Charlotte VT 05445

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