Tiverton Public Library Seed Exchange

The Tiverton Public Library is happy to announce the launch of its seed exchange program! 

Our collection of donated commercial and home-grown seeds is located in the Gardening Section of the Library’s collection, just outside the Local History Room.


Borrow Seeds

  • Everyone is entitled to take seeds. There is no cost and you are not required to donate or return seeds.
  • Please take only what you can grow and leave the rest for your neighbors — at most 5 seed packets per visit.
  • ‘Borrow’ the seeds by filling out our Visitor’s Log. This will help us to track which seeds are most in demand.

Plant Them at Home

  • Plant your seeds according to the directions and enjoy your harvest!

Help Us Grow!

  • Though not required, you are welcome to donate any seeds you harvest.
  • Please bring your donated seeds to the Information Desk and fill out a donation form. Please be sure to follow the guidelines listed on the front of the donation form.
  • We also accept unopened, unused seed packets. No donation form is required for commercially prepackaged seeds.


Additional Resources

Library Catalog

The library has a wide selection of materials on gardening and seed saving.

URI Master Gardener Program

This page features guides, articles, videos, and other resources to help you grow your garden or backyard habitat.

Seed Savers Exchange

The Seed Savers Exchange website features a number of resources on garden planning and seed saving.

Go Botany

This initiative of the Native Plant Trust provides resources on plants native to New England, including plant details, identification, and native distribution.

Rhode Island Wild Plant Society

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society’s website is also a great information resource. Look for cultivation notes on individual plants, among other publications. 

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Many thanks to the URI Master Gardeners for their support.