Lodi Seed Lending Library

Welcome to the Lodi Public Library's Seed Lending Library!

"Take some seeds, Share some seeds!"


What is a Seed Lending Library?

The Lodi Public Library's Seed Lending Library is a community seed exchange in which borrowers are able to "check out" seeds from a wide selection of vegetable and flower seeds to plant in their home gardens. It is a great way for anyone of any age to get introduced to world of gardening.

How does it work?

  • You "check out" a packet of seeds
    • If you don't want to check out a full packet of seeds, we have small envelopes to split off what you want.
  • Plant them
  • Let some go to seed
  • Return some seeds that you have grown, purchased, or been given and add them into our seed library
  • No fines for unreturned seeds

More in depth description in the document linked here!

How do you grow and save seeds in your garden?

Gardening can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. We have some resources that you can use to learn more about the process and familiarize yourself with the world of gardening.

What categories of seeds do we have?



SolanaceaeTomato, Eggplant, Pepper
BrassicaceaeRadish,  Kale, Broccoli, Collard
CucurbitaceaeSquash, Pumpkin, Melon
PoaceaeCorn, Grass
FabaceaePeas, Beans
ApiaceaeCarrots, Celery
AsteraceaeLettuce, Artichokes
AmaranthaceaeBeets, Chard
All Others ( Not actually a family name :P )Flowers, Herbs, Miscellaneous

Six Benefits of a Seed Library (Image): Build Community, Connect to nature, Grow food cheaply, Preserve heritage, Nourish body mind and soul, Maintain seed diversity