Seed Library 2024

The 2024 HEPL Seed Library will open on Monday, March 4! We love hearing about your gardens every year, and we know the Seed Library is very important to library users. Our hope is that with the HEPL Seed Library, you will explore how wonderful gardening can be, no...

5 Lessons I Learned As A Novice Gardener

By Heidi Herald, Public Services Librarian In 2019, HEPL (Hamilton East Public Library) opened the Seed Library, which allows patrons to select seeds to grow in their gardens or in pots. The Seed Library has flower, fruit/vegetable, and herb seeds available that are...

How To Start Container Gardening

By Julia Welzen, Community Engagement Coordinator One of the most common questions we get at the Hamilton East Public Library Seed Library is, “What can I plant in a container?” For those of us who don’t have yards or who choose to garden with containers, we can still...

How To Plan for Gardening Success

By Julia Welzen, Community Engagement Coordinator Spring is just around the corner, and gardeners everywhere are itching to dig in the dirt. Hamilton East Public Library’s Seed Library opened March 1, but before you leap outside with trowel and seeds in hand, make...

Seed Library Reopening For 2023

The 2023 HEPL Seed Library will open for the year on Wednesday, March 1, and we are so excited to share this year’s collection with you! In 2022, HEPL loaned out more than 56,000 seed packets – our highest number ever! That means more plants out in our community,...