Seed Library

Seed Library Guidelines

Seeds are available to take out next to the sliding glasses doors at the entrance of the Cresskill Public Library.

  • Please take no more than 3 seed packet per patron.
  • Edible crops should only be planted in soil that has been tested for heavy metals.
  • Using raised beds or containers with clean compost or soil is recommended.
  • These are donated seeds and may not be re-sold.

Donated by:

Seed Savers Exchange

"The mission of Seed Savers Exchange is to conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants. Please send us stories and photos of your gardens, produce, and projects, so we may continue to build a network of empowered community growers."

High Mowing Organic Seeds

At High Mowing Organic Seeds, we believe in re-imagining what our world can be like. We believe in a deeper understanding of how re-built food systems can support health on all levels – healthy environments, healthy economies, healthy communities and healthy bodies. We believe in a hopeful and inspired view of the future based on better stewardship for our planet. Every day that we are in business, we are growing; working to provide an essential component in the re-building of our healthy food systems: the seeds.

While the donations are free, shipping is not. If you like what we're doing, please consider helping out when you pick up a packet.

The Seed Library accepts donations of fruit, vegetable, herb and flower seeds from commercial companies, seed banks and other local partner organizations with a shared interest in seed collection. Donated seeds are packaged commercially and not listed as invasive species or noxious weeds by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. At this time we are not accepting seed donations from individuals.

Growing Information

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - New Jersey specific information on Gardening, Lawns, Insects, Pests and Wildlife - sponsored by Rutgers University.

What's wrong with my plant? - Information from the University of Minnesota on how to determine any issues your plants are having.

Ultimate Guide To Gardening Resources - An in-depth guide by REVIEWLAB, including general gardening resources, garden planning resources, garden teaching resources, gardening organizations, indoor gardening resources, gardening blogs and podcasts.