Free Seeds at BPL
Ready to garden? BPL has free seeds for you! Visit the reference desk in Central Library's Society, Sciences & Technology Division and choose up to three packets from a variety of flower, herb, fruit and vegetable seeds. Please have your library card available.
** UPDATE ** Thanks for your participation!! We have run out of seeds for 2019. Please check back sometime in March 2020 for new seeds.
- NYC Urban Agricultural Resources
- Gardening How-To Articles from Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- NYC Parks Department's Green Thumb Program
- Brooklyn Queens Land Trust
- Grow To Learn
How Did Your Garden Grow?
Share your pictures and stories with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media with the hashtag #BPLseeds.
BPL's Seed Library seeds were generously provided by Seed Savers Exchange, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, Burpee Garden Products Co. and High Mowing Organic Seeds.
Events & Classes
- Urban Gardening
Urban homesteading : heirloom skills for sustainable living / Rachel Kaplan with K. Ruby Blume.Kaplan, Rachel.
Paradise lot : two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis in the cityToensmeier, Eric.
The rooftop growing guide : how to transform your roof into a vegetable garden or farmNovak, Annie, 1983- author, illustrator.