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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About our seeds

Our initial seed bank has come from very generous donations from the Seed Saver Exchange, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, and Connecticut Master Gardeners Association.


About Us

It's finally here! New Canaan Library invites you to come grow with us!  We have started a seed lending library.   The idea is simple—borrow seeds from our library (don't worry-- there won't be any fines), let some of the plants go to seed, and bring the next generation of seeds back to the library. Whenever the Library is open, gardeners can check out seeds for free. 

Saving seeds saves money, creates tastier food, and keeps the vegetable genetic pool more diverse and healthy.


Gardening Programs and Workshops


It may be cold outside, but winter is a good time to plan your spring garden! Join us as we host Christine Segalas of Homegrown Harvest for Small Space Gardening: Container Solutions.

Many bountiful harvests can be enjoyed if you know the best varieties of seeds/plants and the right containers to get the job done with ease. We will discuss soil and aeroponic options available to help you enjoy growing some of your favorite vegetables, herbs and even fruit – right from your small spaces or to supplement your larger garden.  Register here.

This event is part of a series.  Check out the other events we have lined up:

Saturday, February 28, 2015 – 1pm
Small Space Gardening: Building a Polyculture Garden

Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 1pm
Growing Organic – Soil Importance and Composting

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 – 7pm
Growing Organic – Planning Your Garden


About Christine & Homegrown Harvest: In 2012, Christine Segelas and Mark Gaulke formed Homegrown Harvest LLC.  The company's mission is to help people grow their own food with ease whether it's on the front porch, balcony, rooftop or backyard. Mark and Christine are committed to providing families with the knowledge and know-how so they can enjoy the multitude of rewards in growing their own homegrown harvests. Both are certified instructors in the Square Foot Gardening (SFG) method from the Square Foot Gardening Foundation. Christine Segalas is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) as certified by the Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association (CTNOFA). 

Learn more about Homegrown Harvest on their website.

This program is co-sponsored with the New Canaan Garden Club.



Check me out!

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Seedswap - Josie Jeffery
Call Number: 635.04 J

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The Seed Underground
Call Number: 631.5 R


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