Our Seed Library includes a variety of herbs, vegetables, fruit, and flowers, with a focus on local native species, pollinator-friendly plants, and organic vegetables. Seeds are available year-round at both the Acton and Georgetown Branches of the library. 

Launched in 2018 with the support of the Downtown Georgetown BIA and Farmers’ Market, and the Town of Halton Hills Office of Sustainability, the Seed Library was created to promote sustainable food choices to residents through free access to seeds. 

Search our Catalogue for Seeds

What is a seed library?
  • Like a collection of books, Seed Libraries help to spread food literacy by encouraging participation in the food cycle, from seed to table.
  • Packets of seeds are available year-round to anyone who would like to plant them, free of charge.
  • Seed Libraries encourage the return (or donation) of seeds so that the seed collection can continue to grow.
How can I borrow seeds?
  • Seeds are available on a first come, first served basis at each branch. 
  • Please take only what you intend to grow during the current season. 
  • Seeds can be picked up and browsed in-person at both the Acton and Georgetown Branches of the library.  
  • A library card is not required to use the Seed Library.
  • To check for available seeds before you visit, please search our Catalogue.
How can I donate seeds?
  • Donations are accepted year-round at both library branches.
  • When donating harvested seeds, please make sure that they are:
    • clean and dry
    • open-pollinated and heirloom varieties
    • removed from the surrounding plant material
    • clearly labelled with the collection year and seed variety.
  • When donating purchased seeds, please include the original seed envelope if possible.
  • If you are donating flower seeds, please also note the flower colour.

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