The Peterborough Community Seed Library works to strengthen regional food security and self-reliance by distributing seed to the community, sustaining a seed saving network, promoting the use of native plants, and providing ongoing education for gardeners at all levels.
The group is supported by a group of volunteers and sponsored by the Peterborough Town Library and in partnership with Cornucopia Project.
All are welcome to borrow seed from this library.
Select up to 5 packets of seed per season. Seed packet instructions are included in each packet.
You do not need a library card to borrow seed.
We encourage you to SAVE seed from your harvest.
We plan to hold a few seed saving demos in late summer. STAY TUNED!
Seed Libraries: and other means of keeping seeds in the hands of the people /written by Cindy Conner
The Seed Garden : the art and practice of seed saving /written by Micaela Colley & Jared Zystro.
Mini Farming : self sufficiency on a 1/4 acre / Brett L. Markham.
How to SAVE SEEDS: Seed saving TIPS and EXAMPLES
Demystifying SEED SAVING Concerns (Cross Pollination, Hybrids & How To Save SEEDS Anyway)
Since 2020 many members of the Monadnock area have experienced supply chain disruptions, including access to seeds. Seed saving offers our community a hedge against unexpected inavailability, while also preserving seed proven to be successful in our zone 5 climate. Together we can restore and build a local seed saving culture of self reliance and sharing.
Saving seeds is a revolutionary act. Did you know NH is one of the least food secure states in the U.S.? In tandem with growing your own food, having native plants ensures that pollinators have both a food source and nectar in order to pollinate your vegetables.
Created with the help of Peterborough Town Library and Cornucopia Project.