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Seed Library: About

Westport Grows...

seed library & exchange

Organic Growing Practices...

All of our original seed stock is 100% certified organic.  While we open borrowing up to all growers, we ask that those returning seeds only return seeds from plants organically grown.  

The definition of organic that we are using is: producing seeds from plants grown without the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and growth regulators.

A Primer on Permaculture & Sustainable Gardening

Check out the Podcast!

Learn how to obtain a higher yield from your garden, demystify global climate change and change the world simply by creating efficient self-sustaining ecosystems. Check out the resources aggregated by local permaculture expert, Eliot Snaith.

Podcasts of our past gardening programs are available to download!

About the Seed Library...

From avid gardeners to novices, "Westport Grows... Seed Library & Exchange" offers support for growing and saving seeds. We will have vegetables, flowers and herbs. Check out seeds for free starting March 1!

Why is it helpful to save seeds?

  • Create new varieties specifically adapted to local growing conditions and your tastes.
  • Save money by saving your own seeds instead of buying commercial seeds every year.
  • Preserve the genetic diversity of heirloom food plants.
  • Help retain plants' natural pest resistance.

Borrowing is Easy!

  • Choose the seeds you want to grow from the seed catalog.
  • Open the seed packet over the tray, and take out the seeds you will be taking home. Take about 2-3 seeds for every plant you intend to grow.
  • Use one of our envelopes for your seed, label it and tape it shut.
  • Seal the original seed packet and place it back in its drawer.
  • Use the computer next to the seed drawers to check out your seeds.
  • Go home, start growing and spread the word!.

Returning seeds at the end of the season is appreciated but not required.

Seeds are available now!

The Seed Library & Exchange is located near the Reference service desk, and is open during all Library hours.