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We support gardeners from beginner to expert, and help you learn how to grow, harvest, and save seeds.

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Seed librarians fighting the food fight Seed Librarians Are Fighting to Protect the U.S.’s Resilient and Diverse Food System
Article: how seed libraries are fighting against agricultural giants to increase genetic diversity in our crops.
Article: how seed libraries are fighting against agricultural giants to increase genetic diversity in our crops.
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Best Landscape Plants for Your Yard Master Gardener Series—Best Landscape Plants for Your Yard
Apr 1st | 11:00am - 12:30pm
Master Gardeners share their favorite plants. Learn which plants are proven successes in Tucson so your yard can look good all year long.
Master Gardeners share their favorite plants. Learn which plants are proven successes in Tucson so your yard can look good all year long.
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Armchair gardening
recommended by PimaLib_SeedLibrary
A list of fun reads for those of us who are more in love with the "idea" of gardening.
A list of fun reads for those of us who are more in love with the "idea" of gardening.
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Easy as Arugula Easy as Arugula
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Looking for an easy green to grow this spring? Like a bit of zest in your greens? Try sowing some arugula seeds this spring. The greens hav…
Looking for an easy green to grow this spring? Like a bit of zest in your greens? Try sowing some arugula seeds this spring. The greens hav…
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March 12 is National Plant a Flower Day!
recommended by PimaLib_ShirleyL
Read all about flowers and how to grow them. Be sure to check out seeds from the Seed Library to plant flowers in your garden!
Read all about flowers and how to grow them. Be sure to check out seeds from the Seed Library to plant flowers in your garden!
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Check out seed screens! Check out seed screens with your library card!
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Are you ready to take the plunge into seed saving? Already saving seeds and want to clean them faster and easier? Come down to the Main Library and check out our seed screens.
Are you ready to take the plunge into seed saving? Already saving seeds and want to clean them faster and easier? Seed screens can help!
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Now Sowing: Marigold (Feb-June) Now Sowing: Marigold (Feb-June)
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Did you know Marigolds naturally deter pests from your veggie garden? Find some Marigold seeds in our Seed Library!
Did you know Marigolds naturally deter pests from your veggie garden? Find some Marigold seeds in our Seed Library!
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Seed Library Celebrates 5 Years In the Star: Seed Library Celebrates Five Years of Growth
The seed library appears to have taken root. And the library will celebrate that next week.
For five years, the Pima County Public Library has been working to support gardeners by offering seeds. The Seed Library appears to have taken root. And the library will celebrate that (along with the Bookbike's anniversary!) next week.
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Tending Gardens, Connecting Community Tending Gardens, Connecting Community: A Seed Librarian Reflects on Five Years of Sowing and Sharing
A Seed Librarian Reflects on Five Years of Sowing, Harvesting, and Sharing
Tasked with writing about Pima County Public Library’s Seed Library, I called upon my muse, my little backyard garden, for some inspiration. As always, my modest plot of soil and her verdant residents didn’t let me down. They got right to the heart of things.
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Now Sowing: Lettuce (Jan~Feb, Sept~Nov) Now Sowing: Lettuce (Jan~Feb, Sept~Nov)
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Common Name: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Seed Saving Level: Easy: Perfect, self-pollinating flowers. Little out-cro…
Common Name: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Seed Saving Level: Easy: Perfect, self-pollinating flowers. Little out-cro…
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Now Sowing: Carrots (Jan~Feb, Sept~Nov) Now Sowing: Carrots (Jan~Feb, Sept~Nov)
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Looking for some fun carrot seeds to plant? Try Little Fingers - they're cute!
Looking for some fun carrot seeds to plant? Try Little Fingers - they're cute!
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Now Sowing: Radishes (Jan~Mar, Aug~Nov) Now Sowing: Radishes (Jan~Mar, Aug~Nov)
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
Radish seeds in the catalogCommon Name:  Radish (Raphanus sativus)Seed Saving Level: Advanced ~ Radishes are insect-pollinated plants that …
Radish seeds in the catalogCommon Name:  Radish (Raphanus sativus)Seed Saving Level: Advanced ~ Radishes are insect-pollinated plants that …
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Share Your Seed Story! Share Your Seed Story!
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
The Seed Library's 5th anniversary is coming up and we'd love to highlight you, our generous community, who's helping "seedy-ness" flourish.
The Seed Library's 5th anniversary is coming up and we'd love to highlight you, our generous community, who's helping "seedy-ness" flourish.
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Seeds Are Simply...Smart
recommended by PimaLib_BetsyL
Use the wisdom of plants and seeds to inspire your own personal growth and perseverance in the New Year!
Use the wisdom of plants and seeds to inspire your own personal growth and perseverance in the New Year!
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