Seed Library

The Trenton Free Public Library and Isles have partnered together to bring you the Trenton Seed Library. 

How it works

By providing both a repository for seeds and training for its patrons, the Trenton Seed Library helps to improve local sustainable food sources, enhance food security, develop local biodiversity and boost Trenton's food culture.

Checking out Seeds

Seeds are available to take out on the second floor of the Trenton Free Public Library in an old card catalog . 
Seeds are stored in an old fashioned card catalog and organized by vegetables and flowers/herbs. Checkout is limited to 5 seed packets per patron.

Growing Information

Print outs of growing information is available at the seed library. Digital copies can be found below.


New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - New Jersey specific information on Gardening, Lawns, Insects, Pests and Wildlife - sponsored by Rutgers University. 

Master Gardeners of Mercer County - A volunteer organization that provides horticultural information and programs to the community.

Trenton Planting Schedule - A graphic that shows you when to start your plants.

What's wrong with my plant? - Information from the University of Minnesota on how to determine any issues your plants are having. 

American Community Gardening Association - Has resources and programs for both community gardeners and urban farmers around the USA and Canada.

Ultimate Guide To Gardening Resources -  An in-depth guide by REVIEWLAB, including general gardening resources, garden planning resources, garden teaching resources, gardening organizations, indoor gardening resources, gardening blogs and podcasts.