Walpole Seed Library
April 2020 update: Normally housed at the Walpole Public Library, the Seed Library is temporarily located on the picnic tables at Adams Farm. It will remain there, weather permitting, until the library re-opens or we run out of seeds. Tomatoes, pepper, and melons are best started indoors this time of year and many varieties are available. Also spinach and some lettuces are cold weather crops that can be planted outside now. The Seed Library is refilled regularly with lots of different seeds; circle back if you’re looking for something or email our coordinator Susan at Packy5@comcast.net. In consideration of COVID-19 precautions, please use either disposable gloves that you may have or doggy bags from the kiosk to go through the basket and box, then dispose of them properly.
The Walpole Seed Library, featuring non-GMO seeds of many types of flowers, herbs and vegetables from all over the country, is located in the copy area adjacent to the circulation desk at the Walpole Public Library. Click here for a list of seeds available in the Seed Library. Gardeners are welcome to take seeds from the library at no cost. If you take seeds, all we ask is that you donate non-GMO seeds to the Seed Library at the end of the gardening season. These seeds will become next year’s inventory.
Click here for some tips on how to save seeds so you can help stock the Seed Library for next year. Here is additional informational you may find helpful:
- Links to more information on seed saving
- Learn more about organic cover crops.
- Instructions to make paper planting pots for your seeds.
Seeds may be dropped off in the Walpole Seed Library or mailed to: The Seed Library, c/o Walpole Public Library, 143 School Street, Walpole, MA 02081. Please join us in supporting this free seed base that will help maintain plant diversity and encourage a connection with nature in our community.