Seed Lending and Gardening

Seed Lending & Gardening

Seed libraries are a free urban seed project.

They are committed to increasing the capacity of our community to feed itself wholesome food. OPL seed libraries foster community resilience, self-reliance, and a culture of sharing.

Anyone is welcome to come in and check out seeds.

You don't need a library card.

We ask that you let some plants go to seed after planting them and return some of these next generation seeds for others to borrow.


New Gardening Books

The Gardening Playlist

OPL staff will help you get your garden looking fresh and full. Check out these videos on growing food, urban gardens in Oakland, seed saving, and more.

Gardening Videos

Recommended Gardening Reads

Una nueva primavera ha llegado

Aprende más sobre la jardinería con estos recursos.

It's Time for Spring Planting!

Whether you're an experienced or novice gardener, Oakland Public Library has plenty of books to help your garden grow.
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