Welcome to the World of Saving and Sharing Seeds
The Seed Library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds that you can borrow to plant and grow at home. By saving seeds as a community we help create local seed stocks that are better acclimated to our unique desert climate and which support an abundant and genetically diverse landscape. We support gardeners from beginner to expert, and help you learn how to grow, harvest, and save seeds.
Our seed collection depends on donations and seasonality. You'll see different seeds available at different times, so check in frequently to see what's available. See a list of seeds you can borrow.
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International Seed Library Forum
The Seed Library was proud to be a part of the first International Seed Library Forumopens a new window held in Tucson on May 3-5, 2015 where the Joint Resolution in Support of Seed Librariesopens a new window was adopted.
Thank you to our partners and donors!
Native Seeds/SEARCH, Community Food Bank, University of Arizona Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, and the UA Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners helped launch the Seed Library.
We also want to acknowledge the Seed Library trailblazers that inspired us, mentored us, and helped pave the way, most notably Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library and Westcliff Seed Lending Library.
The seeds that make up the collection have come to us through the generous donations of local and national seed companies, businesses, and individuals. We'd especially like to acknowledge Aravaipa Heirlooms, BBB Seeds, Botanical Interests, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange, Garden Medicinals & Culinaries, Gardens of California, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and many, many more.