Seed Library Now Active and Accepting Donations!
Welcome to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library Seed Library and Exchange!
We are now ready to start collecting seeds to add to our catalog and invite all local experienced gardeners to donate seeds they cultivate to add to our collection.
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.
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. 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. Seeds submitted without a Donation Form will not be added to the collection. If photo of plant is available, please email it to Yelena at firstname.lastname@example.org, or include printed copy with your seed submission. All forms are also available for pick up at the library.
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.
We expect to have seeds ready to “check out” by Spring of 2022.