Seed Library available in Seymour, Crothersville


The Jackson County Public Library has a Seed Library that was started in 2021.

It’s a collection of heirloom seeds (flower, fruit, herb and vegetable) that anyone can take to plant and grow at home. A library card or library district residency is not required to participate.

The collection has heirloom seeds purchased with funds from the library’s endowment with the Community Foundation of Jackson County. Since supplies are limited, there is a limit of one envelope per seed variety, and there is no guarantee on availability. At this time, the library does not accept donations or saved seeds due to state seed law and regulations; however, that will change after a seed-saving program planned in July.

Seeds are housed in old card catalogs at the Seymour and Crothersville libraries. Seeds can be sent to the Discovery Bus or Medora Library on request.

Anyone interested in participating or with questions can visit information services upstairs at the libraries, email [email protected] or call 812-523-4636. A website also is available at, and a Facebook group, Seeds and Reads Garden Group, has been started.

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