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Welcome to the Seed Library!

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

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Collecting Native Plant Seeds with the P… Collecting Native Plant Seeds with the Pima County Native Plant Nursery
Feb 28th | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grab your lunch and join us for a lunchtime presentation where we'll learn how the Pima County Native Plant Nursery collects and stores see…
Grab your lunch and join us for a lunchtime presentation where we'll learn how the Pima County Native Plant Nursery collects and stores seeds from Sonoran Desert native plants and how we can learn to do the same. Discover how to tell when seeds are ready, environmentally-sound c…
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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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How to Use Your Winter Herbs How to Use Your Winter Herbs
By PimaLib_SeedLibrary
After you check out seeds and grow your cool season herbs, here's some fun things you can do with them, courtesy of Judy Barrett's, What Ca…
After you check out seeds and grow your cool season herbs, here's some fun things you can do with them, courtesy of Judy Barrett's, What Ca…
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Borrow More Than Books! Weekly Tip #27 Borrow More Than Books! Website and Catalog Tip of the Week #27
By PimaLib_AskALibrarian
Everyone knows the most frequent things borrowed from libraries are books. But there are so many other things you can do with your library card! 💳 🍅🎫📖♫✓
Everyone knows the most frequent things borrowed from libraries are books. But there are so many other things you can do with your library c…
Staff Pick
Seeds on Ice
by Cary Fowler
A look behind the scenes at the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard. Cary Fowler makes his case for crop diversity and the preservation of our mos… More
recommended by PimaLib_SeedLibrary
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Library to Farm to Table Library to Farm to Table
So many love our Seed Library...have you wondered what local food and gardening resources other libraries around the country are trying?
So many love our Seed Library...have you wondered what local food and gardening resources other libraries around the country are trying?
Staff Pick
The Water-saving Garden
by Pam Penick
A must-read for gardeners in a dry region. You will find many ideas for reducing water usage in your garden - tips on water conservation, plant select… More
recommended by PimaLib_SeedLibrary
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