Watauga County Seed Library is located at the
Watauga County Public Library near the circulation desk.
Share seed, grow food, spread knowledge.
The Mission of the Seed Library is to:
This program is jointly organized by the Watauga Public Library &
Welcome to the Watauga Seed Library
When checking out seeds, please use the seed checkout form at the Circulation Desk,
after choosing your seeds please give the form to the library staff.
Six packets per family, please.
Saving seeds is a spectacular activity to do for your community and yourself. When you borrow seeds from the seed library, think about setting aside a few plants iln your garden for collection seeds. Then take a bit of extra time to save seeds from those plants for your future garden and for returning to the seed library. By doing this, the seed library will be more self-sustaining and their will be more seeds available for members of our community.
Here is a list of some easy seeds to save; basil, beans, beets, carrots, chard, eggplant, leeks, onions, parsley, peas, peppers, spinach, sunflowers, & tomatoes.
These seeds usually give the same plant and are easy to harvest, process and preserve. For more information on saving "advanced" seeds, check the seed library's resources.
The seed catalog will be located near the circulation desk at the library. First register as a member of the Seed Library by filling out the registration form. Select packets of seeds that you want from the seed card catalog. Write down the seeds you are taking on the seed Checkout Form. Turn in the Seed Checkout Form at the main desk and take your seeds home. Plant the seeds and enjoy your garden.
Donating and Returning Seeds
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
Watauga County Cooperative Extension Center
971 W. King Street
Boone, NC 28607
(box inside front door)
Or the Watauga County Public Library
Youth Services Desk
140 Queen Street
Boone, NC 28607
Learn more about seed saving:
Seed Savers Exchange
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange