Seed library OPEN!
Thank you to everybody who donated seeds and helped with the seed sorting days- we collected over 140 varieties! The seed library is now open! Stop by and pick up some seeds.
Thank you to our generous donors!
Thank you to the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library and the Westford Rotary Club for their funding of this project, and to Weston Nurseries in Chelmsford for their generous donation of heirloom seeds. Without their help, this seed library would not have been possible.
What is a seed library?
A seed library is a place where community members may donate seeds, already dried and storage-ready, harvested from plants which they have grown themselves; there will be a drop-off box at the J.V. Fletcher Library in the fall. These seeds may be of vegetables, flowers, or fruits. Community members may also "borrow" the seeds which have been donated. The expectation is that they will give back some seeds from the plants grown from "borrowed" seeds at the end of the growing season to ensure the sustainability of the program (borrow, grow, return). The seed library will be located at the J.V. Fletcher Library, and the seeds will be stored in a card catalogue, with a separate drawer for each different vegetable/flower/fruit. Seeds will be stored in small individual packages, and the amount in each package will be dependent on seed size. The seed library will allow local gardeners of all ability levels to participate in the increasing of local genetic diversity among plants.
Seed Drop-off Information
When you drop off seeds, you will give this form along with them. There are copies available at the library, or you can print them at home and fill them out ahead of time.
Seed Saving Timeline
More on Seed Saving
Basic Seed Saving Information
Seed Saving Resources