Welcome to the Seed Library!

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

Event
Dirt Free Food! Master Gardener Presenta… Dirt Free Food! Master Gardener Presentation
May 6th | 10:00am - 11:30am
Representatives from The University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension will discuss hydroponics and aquaponics. What are the soi…
Representatives from The University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension will discuss hydroponics and aquaponics. What are the soil-free gardening techniques of hydroponics and aquaponics all about? What are they, and what's the difference between the two? Learn about g…
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Heat-Proofing Your Garden—Master Gardene… Heat-Proofing Your Garden with Master Gardeners
May 3rd | 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Master Gardeners are here to help with information and advice for your garden! This week: Proven techniques to help all your plants sur…
The Master Gardeners are here to help with information and advice for your garden! This week: Proven techniques to help all your plants survive to 100+ degree temperature. Learn which plants are known to thrive in the heat.
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Spring Garden Ideas
recommended by PimaLib_BetsyL
Have you pulled out the remnants of your winter garden and thinking about what to plant next? Try some of these seeds...
Have you pulled out the remnants of your winter garden and thinking about what to plant next? Try some of these seeds...
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Now Sowing: Warm Season Herbs
recommended by PimaLib_SeedLibrary
It's time to start sowing those warm season herbs to add to your summer salads! You can find the following seeds in the PCPL system availab…
It's time to start sowing those warm season herbs to add to your summer salads! You can find the following seeds in the PCPL system availab…
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Seeds for Thought Book Club Seeds for Thought Book Club
May 13th | 9:00am - 10:30am
Quarterly book club reading books about building a vibrant community by improving food systems, sustainability and social justice. This mon…
Quarterly book club reading books about building a vibrant community by improving food systems, sustainability and social justice. This month's book is The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—designing for Abundance by Michael Braungart.
Website
Local Blog: Savor the Southwest Local Blog: Savor the Southwest
A blog all about seeds...particularly seeds and seedy goings-on in our little slice of desert. The PCPL Seed Library even gets a mention!
A blog all about seeds...particularly seeds and seedy goings-on in our little slice of desert. The PCPL Seed Library even gets a mention!
Article
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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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.
Blogpost
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…
Staff List
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!
Blogpost
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!
Blogpost
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!
Article
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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