Banks Seed Library


The Seed Library is a free program committed to supporting community gardeners of all levels.  Through the seed library we will provide resources needed to help community members learn how to grow their own food and save seed.


Borrowing seeds from Banks Seed Library is FREE and EASY!

  1. Browse our online catalog here.  Email your selections to the library or stop by the library to browse the inventory cabinet. Call us at 503-324-1382 with questions.
  2. Grow your plants and enjoy the harvest.
  3. Collect seeds from mature plants and return some if you are able. There is no penalty, so don’t worry if you are not able to return seeds. 

Return seeds and donations

  • When donating seeds to the library, please use this donation form and follow these easy guidelines.
  • We accept saved and commercially packaged seeds no older than five years. 
  • Open pollinated, and heirloom varieties are preferred.

Helpful Information

Gardening and seed saving resource:

Vegetable gardening with OSU Extension:

Vegetable gardening books available from WCCLS:

Dairy Creek Community Food



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We would like to thank local gardeners and the following seed companies for their generous donation.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Adaptive Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange

Territorial Seed

Hudson Valley Seeds

Winona Grange