The Seed Library
Thank you for your support of The Seed Library over the past year and a half. As of July 31, 2023, our pilot of The Seed Library has ended.
The Seed Library pilot program was a wonderful community-led initiative that began in Spring 2022. Through the generous donations of seeds from our community, we aimed to provide free seeds to the public, encouraging gardening and fostering a sense of sustainability. The library itself was housed at our Stanley A. Milner Library.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the program faced challenges including the overwhelming demand for seeds, which consistently exceeded the available supply. This resulted in frequent instances where we were unable to fulfill the seed requests of interested individuals, causing disappointment.
EPL is committed to being the best place to learn and continues to offer gardening-themed programming and resources for community-led seed libraries.
If you have seeds to donate or needs seeds, we recommend the following resources:
- The Seed Bank– has great information on how to create your own seed library
- Seedy Sunday– a yearly event with the mandate to promote seed saving and sharing
- Seeds of Diversity – Canada's largest member-to-member seed exchange
- Local seed savers accepting donations: