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PO Box 1437
13900 Main Road
Mattituck, NY 11952

Our Seed Collection

The Seed Library

The Seed Library is a free program committed to increasing our ability to feed ourselves wholesome food by offering seeds and education. Through the time-honored tradition of seed saving we celebrate biodiversity, nurture locally adapted plant varieties, and foster community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing.

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The Seed Library operates on the honor system. You become a member automatically when you withdraw seeds to plant. We encourage all members to learn basic seed-saving techniques. We encourage that beginning seed savers grow out and return seeds from lettuce, tomato, bean or pea plants the first year. If you are unable to save your own seed, please consider donating a packet or two of fresh, commercially grown, open-pollinated (non-hybrid, non-GMO) seed to keep our library stocked. Returned seed will allow us to keep the library well stocked.

The Safe Seed Promise

"Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative I promise that I do not knowingly buy, grow, share or trade genetically engineered (“GMO”) seeds or plants. Additionally, as a member of the Seed Library, I promise to grow plants and save seeds according to best practices to insure that I return viable seed that will produce plants true to the variety I label them to be."

If you need help growing your seeds visit Seed Savers, scroll to the bottom to the crop-by-crop growing guides. Please visit the reference desk to sign up and to find out more information.

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