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Welcome to the Seed Library!

The Brentwood seed library is a free resource for the Brentwood community. The seeds you borrow are lent to you at no cost. We offer a selection of flower, herb, and vegetable seeds.


View our 2024 Growing Guide below:


Frequently Asked Questions

When are the seeds available? 

The seed library is open whenever the library is open. We keep our seed selection stocked year-round and make new seeds available every spring. If you don't see the seed library out on the floor, ask reference! We'd be happy to supply you with the seeds we have in stock. 

What kinds of seeds do you have? 

We have a variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. Many of them are also organic, open-pollinated, and/or heirloom seeds. We are consistently receiving new seeds, ask a librarian! 

Do I have to return seeds at the end of the season? 

No, you are not expected to return any seeds to the library, but sharing any seeds with your fellow gardeners is greatly appreciated! 

I’m new to gardening. Can I still use the seed library? 

Yes! Gardeners of all levels are welcome. We have plenty of seeds that are easy to grow for beginners, as well as seed guide available when you pick up your seeds. 


Local Farms & Organizations 

Other Resources

Cornell Cooperative Growing Guides
Growing information for flowers and vegetables.

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.

Recommended Books

Gardening for Geeks: all the science you need for successful organic gardening by Christy Wilhelmi

Gardening Your Front Yard: projects and ideas for big and small spaces by Tara Nolan

Grow Cook Eat by Willi Galloway

Grow More with Less by Vincent Simeone

Herb Gardening for Beginners: a simple guide to growing & using culinary and medicinal herbs at home by Marc Thomas

Living Plantfully: your guide to growing, cooking and living a healthy, happy & sustainable plant-based life by Lindsey Harrad

The Manual of Seed Saving by Andrea Heistinger

Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening: a gardener's guide to growing flowers, from today's favorites to unusual varieties by Matt Mattus

Month by Month Gardening: NY and NJ by Kate Copsey

Pests & Diseases: essential know-how and expert advice for gardening success by Jo Whittingham

Small Space Vegetable Gardens by Andrea Bellamy