The LPL Seed Library opens for Spring 2021 on March 1st. Use your library card to check out seeds and plant a garden of your own. Anyone with a Longview Library card is invited to participate.
If you would like to save seed from crops marked "easy to save", please see the our Easy Save Guide. Seed companies are currently experiencing high demand with fewer staff, so seeds are going to be in shorter supply, making saving seed for the library even more important--Plus it's fun! Find more Seed Library resources below the form.
Crop List: Seeds for spring sowing available for order starting March 1, 2021.
Easy Save Guide: Quick list of tips for saving seeds.
Planting Guide for the Maritime Northwest: A handy planting guide provided by Uprising Seeds.
Saving Seeds: Where to Start: More information about saving seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange.
LPL Seed Library on Facebook
LPL Seed Library on Instagram
Garden Talk with Austin: Austin shares garden tips from in this series of video chats from the Library garden.
The Seed Library is a collection of seeds and books that can be checked out with a Longview Public Library card. Those who check out seeds, especially those marked "Easy Save", are encouraged to save seeds to help maintain and grown our collection. Seed checkouts are available in spring, summer, and fall. Seed Library books and other resources are available year round.
Mission Statement: The LPL Seed Library seeks to provide seed as an accessible and affordable public resource, promote biodiversity and local adaptation, educate patrons and the public on topics surrounding agriculture and horticulture, and develop a community and culture of self reliance, sustainability, and generosity.
The Purpose of the LPL Seed Library is to: