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Trenton Veterans Memorial Library: Proudly Serving the Communities of Brownstown, Grosse Ile, Trenton, and Woodhaven, Michigan.

Seed Library

What is the Seed Library?

The Seed Library at the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library provides seed packets for library users who are interested in growing food and flowers from seed.  The ultimate goal of the Seed Library is to spread knowledge and appreciation of gardening so that users may:

  • Learn how to cultivate their own food for safe and healthy eating
  • Enrich their understanding of garden practices, promoting lifelong learning
  • Find a community of gardeners from all skill levels to share knowledge and resources with

Saving seeds from your garden to return to the Seed Library is a great way to ensure the sustainability of this resource!  

How do I use the Seed Library?

Using the Seed Library is as easy and 1,2,3!

1) Fill out a membership form at the Seed Library, located near our circulation desk.  You only have to fill out a membership form the first time you borrow seeds. 

2) Browse the Seed Library and select your seed packets.  Borrowers can checkout 5 seed packets per month.  

3) Fill out the checkout log, letting us know which seeds you borrowed.  This allows us to get a better sense of what seeds are most wanted by the community.

Take your seeds home to plant and grow! You can use the bibliography provided at the Seed Library or on this website to help you understand seed saving strategies so that you can save seeds from your plants to return to the Seed Library to keep it running!

Gardening and Seed Saving Bibliography

Additional Information

While the Seed Library strives to provide heirloom and open-pollinated seeds, we cannot guarantee the quality of all of our seeds. 

The Seed Library is always accepting seed donations, whether they are saved from plants or purchased commercially. A seed donation box along with donation forms can be found at the Seed Library station.  When donating seeds please fill out a donation form (unless seeds are in labeled packets) providing as much information as possible about the seeds so that they can be properly labeled for future borrowers.  

For any questions about the Seed Library please contact Jackie Kulik at (734)676-9777 or