Seed Saving Program

We partner with the nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa

  • Collection includes six categories of heirloom seeds that are easy for beginners to save: 
    • Beans
    • Flowers
    • Lettuces
    • Peas
    • Peppers
    • Tomatoes  
  • Packets are stored in our old wooden card catalog! 
  • For details, search the online catalog for seed packet
  • Loan period for seed packets is six months 

Tucked inside each packet is a printed slip, explaining how to save seeds for future use.  When your garden is successful, store some in the packet that you return, and keep some to use next year.  

Check our online calendar each spring for Seed Swap events, where local gardeners bring other types of seeds to trade with others.  We also offer educational Family Garden Day events, where area gardeners share expertise on a variety of topics.