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Bennington Seed Library: Welcome

The Bennington Seed Library is a free community seed library in Crossett Library- Bennington, Vermont.

Welcome

The Bennington Seed Library is a free community seed library in Bennington, Vermont. It provides an avenue for community members and local gardeners to gather and share seeds as well as learn together and move towards a resilient future. We would love for you to join us! Stay in touch and ask us questions: seeds@bennington.edu

Our Sponsors

 

Lake Valley Seed is a garden seed company that sells packaged flower, herb and vegetable seeds to independent retailers for resale. Founded in 1985 in Boulder, Colorado, all of Lake Valley's seeds are non-GMO and untreated.

High Mowing Organic Seeds is a thriving Vermont business that makes available to home gardeners and commercial growers over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seed. 

Seed Savers Exchange is a  nonprofit organization based in Decorah, Iowa dedicated to the preservation of heirloom plant varieties through regeneration, distribution and seed exchange.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties. The company has become a tool to promote and preserve our agricultural and culinary heritage.

Hudson Valley Seed Company in Accord, NY offers heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds in seed packs with commissioned artwork.

Focused on all things local, the Grassroots Fund is the only organization of its kind dedicated to inspire, connect, and support community-based environmental projects throughout New England.

Seeds for Peace is a non-profit organization based in Saratoga Springs, NY providing vegetable and flower seeds for communities around the globe including Bosnia, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Lesotho, Namibia, Tanzania, and the United States.

 

Our Partners

 

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College responds to the urgent problems of our current world, discovers what one needs to know to understand them, and acts to implement solutions.

 

The Bennington Farmers' Market  is a year-round market featuring locally produced fresh greens and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, meats, crafts, and more. 

Some of the Many Vegetable Seeds in the Library!

Artichoke Green Globe

Seed Savers Exchange

Beans Dragon's Egg

Seed Savers Exchange

Beets Cylindra

Seed Savers Exchange

Carrots Red Cored Chantenay

Seed Savers Exchange

Cauliflower Early Snowball

Seed Savers Exchange

Eggplant Casper

Seed Savers Exchange

Eggplant Red Ruffled

Seed Savers Exchange

Gourds - Birdhouse

Seed Savers Exchange

Lettuce - Red Bowl Salad

Seed Savers Exchange

Tomatoes - Paul Robeson

Seed Savers Exchange

Some of the Herb Seeds Available in the Library!

Anise

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Basil - Licorice

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Bee Balm - Lemon

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Borage

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Fennel - Florence

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Chamomile - German

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Mugwort

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Some of the Flower Seeds Available in the Library!

Calendula - Orange King

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Calendula - Yellow

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Sunflower - Giant White-Seeded

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Sunflower - Lemon Queen

photo Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Zinnia - Miss Willmott

photo Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Zinnia - Pink Senorita

photo Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Zinnia - Purple Prince

photo Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Our Seed Library in the News

Cozy Up at the Edward Clark Crossett Library by Benjamin Cassidy Berkshire Eagle January 5, 2018

Seed Weekend Kicks Off at Bennington College by Cherise Madigan Brattleboro Reformer April 19, 2017

Bennington College Opens a Seed Library by Makayla-Courtney McGeeney Bennington Banner January 23, 2017

Three Students at Vermont College Establish Free Seed Library Washington Times January 23, 2017

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