Seed Library

MPL Seed Library

3rd Floor Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

The Memphis Public Libraries began the Seed Library at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library in 2016 with the help of Memphis Tilth and UTExtension. With donations from the public and funding from Friends of the Library to buy supplemental seeds, the Seed Library functions as a free exchange of seed packets for the Memphis community and is located on the 3rd floor of Central Library. A former card catalog now houses seeds of all kinds, including vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Take what you need, and after your harvest (if possible), donate seeds from your yield. 

MPL Seed Library Record

Record your seed checkouts, donations, or what you pledge to return at the end of the growing season.

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Memphis Tilth logo including the word "Memphis Tilth, good soil, good heart".