Seed Lending Library

Hands holding seed packets in front of a re-purposed library card catalog
The Menlo Park Seed Lending Library provides access to heritage seeds, gardening workshops, education and resources to encourage residents to grow food and foster community resilience, self-reliance, and a culture of sharing.

Located at the Main Library and Belle Haven Branch Library, the Seed Lending Library operates as a community seed exchange in which borrowers can “check out” a wide variety of vegetable and flower seeds to plant in their gardens for home use.

The Menlo Park Seed Lending Library is a project of the City of Menlo Park with support from Menlo Park Library Foundation.

Wednesday Evening Gardening Programs


Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at the Main Library, Fireside Area, at 7 p.m.

  • April 1: Success with Tomatoes - Canceled
  • May 6: Growing Flowers from Seed
  • June 3: Growing Vegetables in Containers/Small Spaces
  • July 1: Getting personal with seeds: names, types,and more
  • August 5: Fall Seeds– Brassicas
  • Sept 2: Seed Harvesting/Tomato Tasting/Saving Prep for next month
  • October 7: Seed Swap/Cutting Exchange
  • November 4: This Year’s Great Seed/Garden Books
  • December: No program