Seed Library at the Ruiz Branch

GROW & LEARN — Seeds / Books / Classes / & More

2107 W. Pennway St., Kansas City, MO 64108
816.701.3487

The Seed Library offers patrons FREE flower and vegetable seeds, as well as other resources to guide gardeners of all skill levels.

How it Works

CHOOSE YOUR SEEDS
Explore the variety of vegetable and flower seeds available at the Ruiz Branch and choose the plants you want to grow.
CHECK ‘EM OUT
To borrow seeds, all you need is a valid Kansas City Public Library card. After selecting your seeds, take them to the checkout desk as you would a book or DVD.
PLANT & GROW
Take your seeds home, plant them according to the directions, and watch your new garden grow!
HARVEST & RETURN
As the plant reaches maturity at the end of its growing season, collect the seeds, dry them out, place them in an envelope, and return them to the Ruiz Branch. This will help re-stock the Seed Library for the next season.

Other Resources

The Seed Library houses an expanded collection of gardening books and cookbooks.
Free classes on a variety of gardening matters are offered throughout the growing season. Topics include:
 
  • Composting
  • Beekeeping
  • Seed saving
  • Container gardening
  • Vegetable garden basics
  • AND MORE!

Seed Library Partners