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Reed/Seed Library!

Seed libraries serve several purposes, including providing access to seeds to grow healthy foods, promoting biodiversity, and more. Seed libraries are also closely associated with seed saving, which is the practice of preserving seeds to grow in the next season.

Original Launch Date: March 2022

Thank you!

We would like to thank all of the individuals and local businesses for making the Seed Library possible with their generous seed donations.

Add Lumber Company
148 Willow Road - Dunkirk, NY

3901 Vineyard Drive - Dunkirk, NY 14048

Using the Seed Library

You can pick up your free seeds from the Seed Library near the main entrance of Reed Library. Seeds are organized in a card catalog cabinet. Please take what you will realistically have time to plant and tend.

We encourage the Fredonia community to save their seeds from their harvest! If you are able to do so, please consider donating them back to the seed library for others to plant the following season. :) This practice is encouraged, but not required! 


To make a seed donation, please place seeds in the container located under the Seed Library card catalog cabinet. The donation box is labeled. Please include a note with any details you have about the seeds you are donating, including plant type, specific varieties, harvest date, any special details (organic, heirloom, etc.,) and a donor name -- anonymous donations are also fine. We are including these details in our available seeds spreadsheet


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Christina Hilburger,

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