The Seed Libraries are a joint project of the Framingham Public Library and Transition Framingham. Our mission is to empower local residents to preserve the art of growing our own food through the lending, sharing, and saving of seeds, and related programming at the library. We have two Seed Libraries: one at the Main Library and one at the McAuliffe Branch.
News and Upcoming Events
- We still have lettuce, arugula, radish and carrot seeds in the seed catalog that can be planted now for fall harvest.
- Visit the traveling seed library at the Framingham Public Library booth, Farmer's Market at Village Green at Framingham Center, 2 Vernon Street, 12-3pm.
- Seed Library Planning Meeting, August 13th, 1:00-2:00, Main Library, Children's Craft Room
- We are gathering pictures of plants going to seed for our display case for the month of October. If you have seed pods or pictures of plants in which you will save seeds from and would like to send them to us that would be great! Email your photos to Lisa Taranto or post them at our Facebook page, Seeds of Change.
- Edible Forest Gardens & Beyond, Monday, August 27th, 7pm, Main Library, Costin Room. Andrew Whittaker of Green Abundance by Design will guide you through the creation of three ecologically designed landscapes which utilize native and edible plants to benefit humans and wildlife alike. This highly visual presentation will provide a framework to utilize Nature’s design for the creation of sustainable landscapes from design to installation. This program is in collaboration with the Seed Lending Library and Transition Framingham.
- A Tomato Showcase, Wednesday September 5, 7-8pm, Main Library, Costin Room. Show off your best tomatoes at this celebratory tasting event. Whether you have grown them from seed or a purchased plant, bring some to display and share. Make sure to label each variety. We will review how to save tomato seeds and share best growing tips. If you have a favorite tomato based recipe, bring a copy along with you.
Samela Aguirre and Patrick St. Pierre of Transition Framingham explain the Seed Libraries in this brief video.