The TDL seed library opened in March of 2016, with a kickoff event featuring speakers from Gardens Across America: Joseph Simcox, the Botanical Explorer and founder of the project, and Ben Cohen, regional coordinator. Joseph shared with us some of his rare seeds from around the globe. Attendees at the program received seeds, plus the library received a generous donation.
The Seed Library at TDL provides a way for local gardeners to share seeds and gardening tips. Participants enrich our community through promotion of healthy lifestyles and preservation of heirloom and heritage seeds.
Open Pollinated, heirloom and landrace seeds comprise the inventory of the TDL seed library. Donations are received from seed companies and are happily accepted from patrons who save seeds from heirlooms in their own gardens. 2017 seed donations were received from the following companies: Seed Savers Exchange, Annies Heirlooms, Living Seed.
Patrons with a Lakeland Library Card may “check out” seed packets from the library. Returning seeds in the fall is not required but is encouraged for plants that are considered easy to save seeds from. Download a copy of our seed library brochure here.
Watch for seed library programs on our calendar of events. Participants in the seed library will also receive emails regarding events. Stop in to view our seeds!