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Seed libraries

Grow your own vegetables, herbs and plants at home with borrowed seeds from the library. All of our seeds are organic and non-GMO.

The Seed Library will be opening virtually on March 6 with online programming and the launch of a request form for customers to request up to four packets of seeds per household.

When your seeds are ready, an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to pick up your seeds at Port Credit Library. Subject to availability of seeds and as quantities last.

The Seed Library order form is now closed as all of our available seeds have been requested by customers. The order form will open again as more seeds become available. Thank you. (March 6, 2021 1:30 pm)

Add to the seed library

When the growing season is over, you can harvest your seeds and return a portion of them to the library to help keep the seed library self-sustaining. We are now accepting seed donations at any Mississauga Library location (with the exception of Hazel McCallion Central Library).

The Seed Library accepts any seed donations, but the following are preferred:

  • Heirloom, open-pollinated, and  non-GMO seeds
  • Edible, decorative and herb varieties
  • Less than 4 years old

Please ensure your seeds are clearly labelled with the type, year, and the location they were collected from in a sealed envelope.  All returned seeds will be isolated for 24 hours before being sent out.

Contact us at seed.library@mississauga.ca if you are interested in learning more about the seed library and how to harvest your seeds.

If you are interested in more information or resources about gardening and seed saving, ask us your question below.

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Seed library programs

Join us on a gardening adventure. Meet community partners virtually, and grow your gardening skills in our online workshops.

Online Gardening Workshop: Gardening in a Changing Climate
Thursday April 22, 2021
6pm – 7:30pm
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Climate change is rapidly impacting natural spaces on both a local and global scale, including our yards. Learn about rainwater harvesting, native plant gardening, rain gardens, and permeable paving in this introductory gardening program with a focus on climate change resiliency. In partnership with Toronto Region Conservation Authority. Ages 13+

If you missed it, check out some highlights from our Sustainable Balcony Gardening program presented by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority.