Seed Drive Donation Nominations

by Ken Greene

Seed Drive

Final Count: 654 Seed packs set aside for donations! Thank you for helping to spread the word.

Now that our first annual seed drive is over we need to figure out where to send all the free seeds. But how do we decide if a garden is deserving of seeds? We ask you!


3rd Graders at High Meadow School grew Calico Popcorn in their school garden. 3rd Graders at High Meadow School grew Calico Popcorn in their school garden.


Do you know of a school garden, community garden, or garden organization that could use a seed donation from the Seed Library?

We’d love to hear about them. Whether you are involved, or just think they’re great, you can nominate them by leaving a comment with the name of the school or organization on this blog post and why they deserve a seed donation. Groups and gardens must be nominated by January 20th. In January we’ll let you vote for your favorite nominee.


You can vote for a garden to get more seeds.

The more votes, the more packs we’ll donate. To vote, make sure you are signed up for our monthly email. We’ll send out a voting form with all the nominated gardens in January.


The top 10 gardens will also be enrolled in our Green$eeds program.

Green$eeds is our way of helping to raise funds for community, school, and educational gardens. Each of the top 10 nominated gardens will be given a code. When you buy seeds online you can enter the code at checkout and we’ll automatically donate 10% of that sale to the garden. Last year Green$eeds raised over $2500 for gardens all over New York State.

Thanks for your help spreading the word about our seeds and helping us support gardening in your community.


To receive seed donations and be included in the voting, groups must be not-for-profit and engaged in gardening or working towards having a garden. Eligible garden must also be community based including schools, city/town gardens, and educational gardens open to the public.