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Gardening, Plants and Seeds

Gardening classes at Madison Public Library

Whether you're growing your own food, practicing mindfulness in the garden, or learning fun new skills, Madison Public Library wants to support your gardening journey! Each year, we give away thousands of FREE herb, produce and flower seeds through our Seed Library, but we also offer programs throughout the year to help you expand your knowledge of plants, conservation and gardening. See below for a list of upcoming programs. 

Upcoming Gardening Events

Alicia Ashman Library

Hawthorne Library

Lakeview Library

Pinney Library

Seed Library

If you're interested in starting your own garden, you can use Madison Public Library's Seed Library to get started. Each Spring, we restock at our participating libraries with FREE herb, flower and produce seeds, then in the fall and winter, we introduce Native Wisconsin Seeds.

Madison Public Library's Seed Library began as a larger project called the Dane County Seed Library, which was started in 2014 with a $5,000 grant provided by the John A. Johnson Fund and an anonymous donor through the Madison Community Foundation. The Seed Library is currently funded by multiple sources, including the Friends of Madison Public Library and Madison Public Library Foundation.