Seed saving education and sharing.

A collaborative project of the West Tisbury Library, Island Grown Schools, and the FARM Institute, the Martha’s Vineyard Community Seed Library brings the knowledge of how to save seeds back to our island community while creating a central space where seeds can be freely shared. Over time we aim to create a locally adapted collection of seeds, and a community of growers engaged in the ancient practice of seed saving. By saving and sharing seeds, we can increase local food security, strengthen our sense of self reliance, and safeguard genetic diversity while honoring the age old tradition of passing down seeds from generation to generation.


seeds, just like a library book


the seeds from plants grown in your garden


seeds by checking them back into the MV Community Seed Library

"The Seed Library offers workshops throughout the year on seed saving, seed processing, planning for a seed saving garden, growing your own seedlings, and annual seed swaps and seedling swaps.

Stay connected to the Seed Library happenings through Facebook, or by attending one of our monthly orientations on the first Monday evening of each month at 6pm at the West Tisbury Library."

More about the MV Community Seed Library

To participate or learn more

Contact: Katie Ruppel