Welcome to the Community Seed Library information page! Here, you will find information about seeds that are available in the Community Seed Library and find out more about how it works!

How it works:

When you borrow seeds from the Community Seed Library, grow them, save some seeds from what you grow, and return some to the Community Seed Library, you are helping to build a community resource of locally adapted seeds!

Together, we will create a collection of seeds that are adapted to the local climate conditions and growing season. Over time, we will have a resources that is more than just saving money. We will have a community collection of seeds from plants that will grow in our area, and also help to preserve varieties that are becoming rare or are already not available to buy from commercial seeds sellers.

Seed Growing Information:

Did you borrow some seeds and now you need more information about how to grow them? This is the place for you! Click on the links below to get information about the seeds you have:

Thank you!

The Community Seed Library recently received a generous donation from ExamPro which allowed us to purchase additional seeds, boxes, and seed envelopes we needed to complete 2 additional “collections” for the Community Seed Library which will be available in 2 additional towns. Thank you for supporting community food security ExamPro!

Crop Rotation

Use crop rotation to reduce or prevent plant diseases and pests, and to build soil nutrients!

The above image is from a short “Crop Rotation” article by Liz Yugov, on the Princeton Student Climate Initiative website, Princeton University. Read the article to learn the basics of crop rotation.

Looking for a deeper dive into crop rotation? You can download a free “Crop Rotation on Organic Farms – A Planning Manual” by Charles L. Mohler & Sue Ellen Johnson. This 163 page manual covers a lot more than simple rotation advice, including “Physical and Biological Processes in Crop Rotation” and information about intercropping and soil health. Download the PDF version for free, or order a print copy for a fee, from Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).