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Gardening in Delaware: Seed Libraries

This guide provides resources for gardening related activities in Delaware. Browse the resources below or ask for assistance at your local public library.

What is a Seed Library?

A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free and is run for the public benefit. Many seed libraries are open in public libraries and community centers. Seed Libraries

Why start a “seed library” in a public library?

  • To build a culture of self-reliance and sharing. 
  • To strengthen regional food security.
  • To support a local seed-saving network.
  • To preserve seeds proven to be successful in your area.
  • To provide ongoing encouragement and education for gardeners at all levels of expertise.
  • To help people save money and safeguard against supply chain disruptions and seed shortages.
  • To revive lost and endangered varieties.
  • To preserve the genetic diversity of plants.

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Seed Libraries in Delaware


Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library: Free Community Seed Library

Seed Library at Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library

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What are Hardiness Zones?

The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

Hardiness Zone Map