Seed Library Now Active!

Welcome to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Seed Library and Exchange!

We now have seeds available for checkout with a library card! See our complete list of available seeds below. Checked out seeds do not need to be returned.

We are currently accepting any non-gmo vegetable and fruit varieties as well as some flowers. Please review the DCNR list of invasive species below under “Gardening Resources” before donating any flowers.

Those interested in donating seeds can begin the process by downloading the “Seed Library Donation Sign Up” and “Seed Donation” forms below. 

Please Note: As this is a free, donation-based service, we can never guarantee the quantity, availability, or germination rate of our seeds. All donations are attested to be non-hybrid and non-GMO seed varieties.

Available Seeds 


Beets – Detroit Dark RedEggplant - Florida High BushOkra - Hill Country RedTomato - Nyagous (black)
Beets -- Bull's BloodEggplant - Pingtung longOkra - Silver QueenTomato - Lempon Drop
Beets – Early Blood TurnipGourd – Martin HouseOnion - Walla WallaTomato - Hartman's Yellow Gooseberry
Broccoli - De CiccoGourd – KettleOnion - Prizetaker LeeksTomato - Isis Candy Cherry
Brussels Sprouts - Long Island ImprovedGreens – Georgia Southern CollardPea - Champion of EnglandTomato - Martin's Roma
Bush Bean – Soybean, AgateGreens – Red Russian KalePea - Green Arrow
Bush Bean - Bert Dean's BakingGreens - Dwarf Blue Curled KalePea - Sutton's Harbinger
Bush Bean - Royal Purple PodGreens - Swiss Chard, Fordhook GiantPepper - Georgia Flame (hot)
Cabbage - Chinese CeleryHerb - Summer SavoryPepper - Beaver Dam (med)
Cabbage - Red KalibosHerb - Greek OreganoPepper - Martin's Carrot (med)
Carrot - St. ValeryHerb - Globe BasilPole Bean - Bountiful
Carrot - DragonHerb - RosemaryPole Bean - Arikara Yellow
Celeriac - MonstorpolgiHerb - St. John's WortPole Bean - Triumpho Violeta
Corn - Mandan BrideHerb - Chamomile, GermanPole Bean - Monte Cristo
Corn - Roy's CalaisHerb - CatnipPole Bean - Good Mother Stallard
Corn - Golden BantamHerb - Parsley, curlyPole Bean - Cherokee Trail of Tears
Corn - Black AztecLettuce - Three HeartPole Bean - Rattlesnake Snap
Corn - Bear PawLettuce - Webb's WonderfulSweet Pepper - Garden Sunshine
Cauliflower - RomanescoLettuce - Red IcebergSweet Pepper - Tolli's Sweet Italian
Cucumber - Mexican GherkinLettuce - Red SailsSweet Pepper - Jimmy Nardelo's
Cucumber, long - Suyo LongLettuce - MascaraRadish - Pink Lady Slipper
Cucumber, long - Sweet ArmenianLettuce - Baby OakleafRadish - Early Scarlet Globe
Cucumber - Japanese ClimbingLettuce - Australian yellowleafSpinach, America
Eggplant – CasperLettuce - ForellenschlussSquash - Gill's Golden Pippin
Eggplant - DiamondLettuce - Ella KropfSquash - Sweet Fall


Melon - MN MidgetMelon - Sweet Granite
Melon - Noir des CarmesMelon - Tigger
Melon - Early Silver LineMelon - Oka
Melon - Healy's PrideWatermelon - Blacktail Mountain
Melon - Prescott Fond BlancWatermelon - Moon & Stars
Melon - Green NutmegWatermelon - Stone Mountain


BalsamMarigold - Starfire Signet
Black-eyed SusansMarigold - Red Marietta
Blanket FlowersMilkweed, common
ButterflyweedRed Milkweed
Coneflower, purplePainted Tongue
Cosmos - Sensation MixHistoric Pansies Mix
DrumstickSpider Flowers
Four O'clocksSunflowers, Mexican
Foxglove, commonSunflowers, Mex (Yellow Orange)
Hollyhock, commonSunflower - Titan
Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gateZinnia, assorted

The Seed Library Sign Up Form must be completed for each gardener planning to submit seeds. Please be sure to read the Safe Seed Pledge before signing. Seeds submitted without a Signed Safe Seed Pledge   on the Sign Up Form will not be added to the collection. All forms are also available for pick up at the library.

The Seed Donation Forms must be completed for each variety of seed the gardener is submitting. Please include as much information about seeds being donated as possible.  All forms are also available for pick up at the library.

Gardening Resources

This is the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ current List of Invasive Species. Please be sure to review this list before submitting any plants if you are unsure of their origin or status in PA. 

Additional information about Pennsylvania’s wild plants can be found on the DCNR Website.

How to Save Seeds is a handy guide for beginners and experienced gardeners alike on how to properly save your seeds. Although it was originally written for a seed library in New Jersey, the guide is easily adapted to our region.

Planning A Garden is another great resource for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Although it was originally written for New Jersey, the guide is easily adapted to our region. This booklet provides some great tips on how to plan your garden of any size.

This Garden Journal offers a great way to track in detail your garden and seed-saving journey. It contains guided fillable forms, as well as a wealth of links and resources to help track your garden.