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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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Staff Pick

The Book of Seeds

Here's one for the true seed enthusiast. A beautiful book covering over 600 seeds with comprehensive information and glorious photographs.… More
recommended by PimaLib_SusannahC
Event

Seeds of Summer Film Series Seeds of Summer Film Series

Jun 18th - Jul 17th
Several PCPL branches
Water you doin' this summer? You're invited to join us as we screen some of the eye-opening films available through Kanopy.
Water you doin' this summer? You're invited to join us as we screen some of the eye-opening films available through Kanopy.
Staff Pick

Plant, Cook, Eat!

This children's cookbook makes the connection between growing and cooking. Basic gardening tips are followed by simple recipes. This book,… More
recommended by PimaLib_SusannahC
Event

Fragrant Landscapes Fragrant Landscapes

May 2nd | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fragrance is often neglected when picking out plants for the landscape — yet smell is the most evocative sense. Award-winning writer Dr.…
Fragrance is often neglected when picking out plants for the landscape — yet smell is the most evocative sense. Award-winning writer Dr.…
Staff Pick

Eating From the Ground up

Here's a book that helps you make the most of your vegetables. Alana Chernila provides recipes that help enhance the true flavor of your…
recommended by PimaLib_SusannahC
Staff List

What's that plant, and can I eat it? What's that plant, and can I eat it?

recommended by PimaLib_WayneW
From our hunter/gatherer ancestors, to Tonight Show guest Euell Gibbons, to today's local food movement, foraging for edible wild plants…
From our hunter/gatherer ancestors, to Tonight Show guest Euell Gibbons, to today's local food movement, foraging for edible wild plants...
Article

Tucson Models Affordable Food Access Tucson Models Affordable Food Access

A nice writeup in Civil Eats about how the Seed Library participates in Tucson's unique gastronomy culture.
A nice writeup in Civil Eats about how the Seed Library participates in Tucson's unique gastronomy culture.
Event

Master Gardener Talk 🍈 Warm Season… Master Gardener Talk 🍈 Warm Season…

Apr 10th | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Warm season vegetable gardening in Tucson is different! Time to get ready for the hot season – and yes, you can grow delicious fresh food…
Warm season vegetable gardening in Tucson is different! Time to get ready for the hot season – and yes, you can grow delicious fresh food…
Staff List

Gardening is for children! Gardening is for children!

recommended by PimaLib_SheilaB
Books that highlight how children can be gardeners, and have lots of fun doing it!
Books that highlight how children can be gardeners, and have lots of fun doing it!
Staff List

A Spring Bouquet A Spring Bouquet

recommended by PimaLib_RoseK
It's time to get ready for spring in the desert. Let Ferdinand show you the beauty of flowers and a gentle spirit, go on a gardening…
It's time to get ready for spring in the desert. Let Ferdinand show you the beauty of flowers and a gentle spirit, go on a gardening…
Staff Pick

How to Window Box

It’s a little gem of a book for small space planting. I especially liked the Herb Garden. Planting seeds of oregano, thyme, sage,…
recommended by PimaLib_SueJ
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In the news: seedier Seder tips In the news: seedier Seder tips

In the Arizona Jewish Post: Grow your own seder garden with seeds from Pima County libraries!
In the Arizona Jewish Post: Grow your own seder garden with seeds from Pima County libraries!
Blogpost

Gardening Q & A With a Local: Meet… Gardening Q & A With a Local: Meet…

By Pimalib_Geoffery
When did you first discover your green thumb?  I was never really a plant person growing up— they kind of bored me. When I worked at Santa…
When did you first discover your green thumb?  I was never really a plant person growing up— they kind of bored me. When I worked at Santa…
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National Plant a Flower Day is March 12! National Plant a Flower Day is March 12!

recommended by PimaLib_ShirleyL
Browse these books about Flowers and remember to check out flower seeds from the Seed Library!
Browse these books about Flowers and remember to check out flower seeds from the Seed Library!
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