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The Seed Library is a collection of seeds at the Glenroy Library. Members of Merri-bek Libraries are welcome to access the Seed Library and take home free seeds.

How does the Seed Library work?

Borrow – Library members browse the collection of seed packets and select their preferred seeds. Limit of 2 packets per family.

Plant  – Take your seeds home, plant and watch them grow.

Harvest – After growing in your garden, harvest and collect some seeds.

Donate – Return seeds to the library staff to help build a collection of seeds for others.  

Benefits of the Seed Library

  • Sharing seeds strengthens plant biodiversity and food security for the local community.
  • Growing from food from seeds is a great way to teach children about the life cycle of plants and gives an appreciation of where food comes from.
  • Planting seeds increases gardening skills and provides opportunities to connect with other gardeners.