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Down East Seed Lending Library

 

 

 
     

ARE YOU A GARDENER?

DO YOU SAVE SEEDS?

DO YOU WANT A SUSTAINABLE GARDEN?

Come Check Out The DOWN EAST SEED LENDING LIBRARY

 It’s easy to do. . . come to the Down East Library to become a member!  Seeds will be available for you to take home and plant. . . and we hope that next fall (or sooner) when your plants render seeds that you will bring some to us to share with others.

We’ll guide you on the way and hope to have speakers come give talks on the various aspects of basic gardening, seed saving and sustainable farming.

It’ll be fun and will result in beautiful flowers; fragrant herbs and healthful vegetables!

     

GET INVOLVED!
WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU AND GET YOUR IDEAS AS TO HOW WE CAN MAKE OUR SEED LENDING LIBRARY THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY!
 

     
     
 

How it Works

 
     

Library Organization  The seed packets are categorized by "Vegetable” (green label), “Flower” (red label) or “Herbs" (yellow label) and each seed packet is organized alphabetically.  Each seed envelope is labeled “super easy”, “easy” or “difficult” based on the effort required to save the seed properly.

 

To become a member, all you need do is show your library card and fill out a Seed Lending Library Membership!

     
     

How to Donate and Return Seeds

     

1. Read the Down East brochure, How to Save Seeds.

2. Plant and harvest.

3. Let some plants go to seed. Save seeds for yourself and the library. Write the seed’s information on an envelope, to include the information contained on our labels:

   
     

4. Bring the envelope to the Seed Library and give it to Tia.