If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

-Cicero

What is the Seed Library?

The Seed Library offers free seeds and resources for planting, growing, harvesting, and seed saving.

Why have a Seed Library?

Our Seed Library is about...
  • Empowering community members to grow their own food by offering free seeds.

  • Reconnecting the community to the tradition of growing tasty, healthy food.

  • Providing information, instruction and education about sustainable gardening.

  • Keeping open pollinated seed varieties thriving and in use.

  • Reconnecting our community to the outdoors and wildlife.

Requesting Seeds

Browse available seeds online or in the binder at the library. We are always adding new seeds as donations are received.

Fill out the form to request seeds (one per variety).

Returning Seeds

While you don't have to return the unused seeds that you've requested, we do ask for a donation of a similar, unopened commercial seed packet to help us maintain the seed library.

Suggested Reading

The following are some books about gardening available at the library.

flower powered

ground rules

best perennials

week by week

heirloom vegetables

groundbreaking food

organic gardening

grow all you can eat

indoor

nj gardeners guide

Special thanks to our generous donors: 

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Burpee

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Hudson Valley Seed Company

Territorial Seed Company

Please check their websites; they are an excellent source of information.

HOURS

Monday - Wednesday                   10 am - 9 pm

Thursday                                         10 am - 6 pm

Friday                                               10 am - 5 pm

Saturday                                          10 am - 5 pm

Sunday                                               1 pm - 4 pm

ADDRESS

412 Rivervale Road
River Vale, NJ 07675

201-391-2323

 

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