Welcome to the Brentwood Seed Library!

HOW IT WORKS

Join the seed library by calling, emailing, or stopping by the reference desk.

Choose from a variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

Get 3 packets of seeds per month.

Take your seeds home, plant them and watch them grow!
 

EMAIL

When you join the seed library, sign-up for the seed-library email list to get updates about new seeds, and seed-related books and programs.

Signup online


 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

When are the seeds available?
The seed library is open whenever the library is open. Visit the adult reference desk for more information.

Who can check out seeds?
The seed library is open to all.

Do I have to return seeds at the end of the season?
No, you are not expected to return any seeds to the library.

I don’t have any pots. What can I start my seeds in?
Seeds can be started in egg cartons, plastic and paper cups, plastic clamshell containers, yogurt cups, and even newspaper!

I’m new to gardening. Should I still use the seed library?
Absolutely! Gardeners of all levels are welcome. We have plenty of seeds that are easy to grow for beginners.
 

SEED SWAPS

Save seeds from your healthiest plants for next year, or bring them to one of our seed swap to share with the community.

You can also sign up for seed and gardening programs at the library to connect with other gardeners and learn about native plants, seed saving and more.
 

LOCAL FARMS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Brentwood Community Garden
34 MacArthur Avenue 
Brentwood NY 11717

Brightwaters Farms
1624 Manatuck Blvd
Bay Shore NY 11706

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Growing Together Garden
104 Second Avenue

Brentwood NY 11717

Long Island Regional Seed Consortium
Thera Farms
1705 Brentwood Road
Brentwood NY 11717

OTHER RESOURCES – WEBSITES

Vegetable Seed Saving Handbook
Online A-Z guide for saving seeds.

Seed Saving Topic Guide
Guide from Suffolk County Libraries on how to save seeds and related books and other resources.

Seed Savers Exchange
Nonprofit organization of gardeners and farmers who offer a wide variety of heirloom seeds to purchase.



OTHER RESOURCES – BOOKS
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Small Space Vegetable Gardens
by Andrea Bellamy

Month by Month Gardening: NY and NJ
by Kate Copsey

Grow Cook Eat / Willi Galloway

The Manual of Seed Saving / Andrea Heistinger

Growing Herbs and Vegetables / Terry Silber

Grow More with Less / Vincent Simeone
 

AVAILABLE SEEDS

  • Basil, Lemon
  • Bean, Kentucky Wonder
  • Chard, Blonde Acosta
  • Chard, Color Mix
  • Corn, Glass Gem
  • Cucumber, mix
  • Fennel, Bronze
  • Goldenrod, Flower
  • Haricot Vert (Green Bean), Greencrop
  • Marigold, Day of the Dead
  • Okra mix
  • Parsely, mix
  • Pea, Sugar Daddy Snap
  • Pea, Knight
  • Peanuts, Valencia
  • Turnip, Milan White

     

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

CSA Farmer’s Fair
Sisters of St Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Rd
Brentwood, NY
Saturday, March 21, 11 am – 3pm

Citizen Science: Invasive Species
Brentwood Public Library
Thursday, March 26, 7:00-8:00 pm

Terra-Cotta Herb Pot Design
Brentwood Public Library
Monday, April 6, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Citizen Science: Native Plants
Brentwood Public Library
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 – 8:00 pm