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Memorial Hall Library

The Andover Seed Library is open during Library hours.

Andover Seed Library

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need--Cicero (d. 43BC)

Our mission

The mission of the Andover Seed Library, located at Memorial Hall Library, is to nurture a community of organic gardeners by providing free seeds, free lectures and growing advice.

How the Seed Library Works

  • Choose a maximum of 5 seed packets per visit.
  • Pick up catalogs and planting guides.
  • Visit mhl.org/green-thumb for program information.
  • Browse our gardening books in Level G in the 635s.
  • Check back - we'll be adding new seeds during the season!

Our goals

  • Provide free seeds to the Andover community from seed companies and occasional seeds from gardeners who've saved seeds from plants that thrive in our local area.
  • Encourage the use of heirloom, open-pollinated and organic seeds.
  • Encourage gardeners to save seed and donate seed back to the Seed Library from successful varieties of plants they have grown.
  • Educate our community on topics related to gardening, ecology, food and nutrition, health and wellness and the environment.
  • Promote the importance of organic gardening for our health and the health of our planet.