Seed Library


The Melrose Seed Library opened in the spring of 2015. It offers multiple varieties of open pollinated and heirloom fruits, vegetables, and flowers. We are proud to have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, showing our commitment to providing socially responsible seeds. We hope residents are inspired to explore the varieties and grow from seed to seed, enjoying the harvest and capturing seed for future planting.

The Melrose Seed Library was kicked off by the Melrose Community Garden group, a proud member of Sustainable Melrose. For more information about the Community Garden group, its mission, and upcoming projects, please visit our Facebook page.

How it works:
  • Pick out your seeds!
    • 1 packet per variety, 6 packets per patron.
  • Sign out your seeds!
    • Complete a sign out form in the binder next to the seed catalog.
  • Return your seeds!
    • At the end of the growing season, harvest your seeds, if any, and put them in the provided brown envelopes.  Mark the name of the seeds and return in the collection box.


Melrose Garden Community Facebook Group 

Concord Seed Lending Library – How To Save Seeds

Concord Seed Lending Library – Planting Guidelines