Seed library

Get free access to open-pollinated and non GMO seeds, donate seeds for others to enjoy, and grow gardening skills at workshops. The Seed Library aims to support local food systems, build seed saving literacy, and promote locally adapted plant genetics.

Order seeds

Small browsing collections are available at Port Credit Memorial Arena Pop Up Library and Malton Library.

Online Invasive Plants in Gardens
Virtual | Thursday, April 20 | 7pm – 8pm
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Invasive species can be beautiful. Learn about what an invasive plant is, some of the most common wanted and unwanted invasive species, and the impact they have in gardens and our environment. Presented by Master Gardeners. Ages 13+

Spring into Native Plants
Burnhamthorpe Library | Monday, April 24 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Join us for an interactive workshop about native plants and how they attract birds and butterflies. Participants will take home a wildflower seed starter. Presented by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. All Ages.

Online Backyard Birds Through the Seasons
Virtual | Monday, May 8 | 6:30pm – 8pm
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Join us and learn about common nesting, wintering, and migratory birds in the GTA, and how to attract, feed and observe them throughout the seasons! Presented by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Ages 13+

When the growing season is over, harvest your seeds and return a portion of them to the library, to help keep the seed library self-sustaining. Donations are accepted at any library location.

Only open-pollinated heirloom (non-hybrid, non-GMO) pesticide-free seeds, which are less then 4 years old are accepted. Seeds should be clean and labelled with the seed type, year grown, and the location where it was grown.

Important note: Do not save seeds from plants grown from hybrid seeds. Seeds from these plants will not produce plants like the parent plant, and will not grow true-to-type.

Become a member

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