In collaboration with the Cleveland Seed Bank, the Seed Library at Cleveland Public Library strive to preserve biodiversity and to promote local, heirloom varieties of plants. The Seed Library allows you to “check out” a packet of heirloom seeds, grow your own heritage vegetables or flowers, save seeds from the best plants, and then lend them to a friend or neighbor, participate in a “seed swap,” or use them yourself next year.
Seed Pick-up Locations:
- Addison Branch
- Carnegie West Branch
- Hough Branch
- Jefferson Branch
- Lorain Branch
- Main Library – Louis Stokes Wing
- BookBox at Edgewater LIVE (closed for season)
- BookBox at Wade Oval Wednesdays (closed for season)
- Book Bike
Along with The Seed Library, Science and Technology also recommends taking a look at Cleveland Growing Strong, a local grassroots project documenting the community garden and urban agriculture movement here in our city. The website features oral histories of pivotal people, locations, and organizations.