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Local Roots Seed Library

A seed sharing program at Worch Memorial Public Library

What is Local Roots Seed Library?


Local Roots Seed Library is a free, community sustained seed sharing program offered through Worch Memorial Public Library.  The goal of the Seed Library is to develop and preserve varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs that are adapted to our region, and to promote community members’ abilities to grow and eat wholesome, locally grown food. 



How does it work?


Community members come to the library to ‘check out’ seed, take them home and plant them in their gardens, flower beds, containers, etc.  They grow, harvest, and enjoy whatever vegetables, flowers, and herbs they have chosen to

Borrowing Seed


The seeds available to borrow from the Local Roots Seed Library are free.  Take as much or as little seed as you need, but please be mindful of others—take only what you think you’ll really use.  You may always come back later in the season if you find you need more, or if you want to sow successive plantings. 

To keep the library self sustaining we ask  you to be generous when harvesting and saving seeds to return.  The more seeds we get returned to the seed library the more plentiful and diverse the library will become. 


Seed Information

Getting Started

· Complete the Participant Information form and submit to a librarian


· Fill out a Participation Seed Record form and put in the green ‘Local Roots Seed Library’ binder.


· Browse seeds & choose which seeds you would like—enter the information on your Participation Seed Record form. 


· Take seeds home, plant, and enjoy!


Seed Types

Click to expand Definitions

The Local Roots Seed Library is housed within a classic card catalogue cabinet near the Adult Nonfiction section in Worch Library.  There are 3 categories—Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs & Miscellaneous.  Each category is in alphabetical order by the plant name  (ex. Lettuce, tomato, pumpkins) and then by variety.  


The are color categorized by difficulty with green as easy, yellow as intermediate, and red as hard.


Click here or above to view the list.


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