How does the Seed Library work?

The Seed Library at OCPL is free and available at all our branches. Simply stop by and check out the variety of seeds you want. We offer 20 varieties of heirloom, non-gmo vegetable, herb, and fruit seeds. Patrons may check out up to 5 packets of each variety. Take these home and plant them in your home garden. At the end of the growing season, collect and save seeds from your harvest. Return some of your saved seeds to the library, and keep some for yourself for next year. We understand that gardening can be an uncertain venture, so you will never be penalized for not returning seeds if your crops fail. The purpose of the Seed Library is to promote healthy habits, community involvement, and sustainable living.

Seed Library Kick-off! Saturday, March 1st, 10-1pm

Get a start on the growing season and join us in celebrating the second year of the Oldham County Seed Library! Drop in anytime between 10-1pm to check out your free heirloom vegetable seeds. We’ll have activity stations throughout the library you can check out. Learn more about heirloom seeds, make your own S.I.P. planter for indoor gardening, plant tomato seed starters, and make a family-friendly garden craft! No registration required. You do not have to attend the Seed Library Kick-off in order to participate in the program. Seeds will be available at all libraries after March 1st, and may be checked out anytime throughout the growing season.

Grow Together!

Share your garden! Connect with other gardeners on our facebook Seed Library group page; share tips, post pictures of your garden, get advice from other growers. Check out our Pinterest Board for gardening tips!


Seed Library Brochure

Home Vegetable Gardening In Kentucky, published by University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Farmer's Market Directory

Recipies for cooking from the Garden

Ready, Set, Grow: A Kid's Guide to Gardening in Kentucky