Our Seed Library includes herbs, vegetables, flowers and many more seed varieties, available for you to grow at home.

You can pick up your seeds at either branch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. The outdoor Seed Library is at the main doors of the Library and Cultural Centre at the Georgetown Branch, and outside the School Lane entrance at the Acton Branch.

Please only take 2 packages so there are seeds available for everyone.

The Seed Library is available at your own risk. Please follow social distancing, PPE and hand washing recommendations. Please only touch what you take for your safety and the safety of others.

If you can donate seeds to the Library, please email askus@haltonhills.ca

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What is a seed library?

  • Like a collection of books, Seed Libraries help to spread seed and food literacy.
  • Packets of seeds are made available to anyone who would like to plant them.
  • Seed Libraries encourage the return (or donation) of seeds so that the seed collection can continue to grow.

How can I borrow seeds?

  • Search for seeds using our catalogue.
  • Visit our Seed Library located in our Georgetown or Acton branches.  You can also browse our seeds cabinets at the Georgetown Farmers' Market every Saturday from June to October.
  • Take your chosen seeds to one of our staff members.  They will check them out for you with your Halton Hills Public Library card.
  • There are no fines and the seeds will expire off your library card record at the end of the season. 

How can I give back?

  • Share your produce with friends and family.
  • Harvest seeds from the plants you have grown from the Seed Library.
  • Save seeds and donate them back to the Seed Library at any time of year.  We accept all types of seeds.
  • Drop off seeds in their original envelope to a Halton Hills Public Library in either Georgetown or Acton.
  • For more information on how to save seeds, visit Seeds of Diversity


Gardening Resources

For information on gardening basics including container gardening, edible flowers and seed saving, see the resources listed below:

Special thanks to:

Our Sponsors,  

        Downtown Georgetown Farmers Market    Office of Sustainability

And to our Partners, 

Acton Community Garden            Georgetown BIA