Contra Costa County Seed Library
Seed libraries available at some branches, while varied in their use, are places for community members to share and trade seeds that have been donated or harvested locally. This means that the plants that grow from these seeds will often do better than store bought seeds since they have acclimated to the local microclimates and soils. The Library has three branches where you can "borrow" and donate seeds.
El Cerrito Library "Seeds of Cerrito" Seed Library
The seeds in the “Seeds of Cerrito” Library are for everyone; there is no membership and you do not have to contribute seeds, although you are welcome to do so. You may take seeds home, plant them and reap the rewards of growing your own vegetables, grains, herbs and flowers.
The seed library is sponsored by the El Cerrito Community Garden Network.
Kensington Library "Seed Circle" Seed Library
Kensington Library has a little seed library called the "Seed Circle." It is honor system based so there are no limits or strict parameters. The idea is for you to take what you need and then leave your seeds after harvest.
For more information, visit the Kensington Library.
Pinole Seed Library
When you use the Pinole Seed Library you become a member. There are no obligations or fees involved.
For more information, contact the Pinole Garden Club or visit the Pinole Library.
The seed library is a joint effort between the Pinole Garden Club, the Pinole Library, and the community.