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Our Mission

The  NPR Seed Exchange is a free project committed to increasing the capacity of our community to nourish itself with wholesome food. The NPR Library seeks to accomplish this goal through education that fosters community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing. 

The NPR Library Seed Exchange is a fun and easy way to grow your own plants and provide seeds for others to do the same. Simply, if you have a New Port Richey Library card, stop by and check out seeds of your choosing, take them home and plant them, save seeds during harvest time, return collected seeds to the NPR Library, and enjoy your delicious food you planted! 

How to Borrow

Anyone with a New Port Richey Library card can participate in the seed exchange. 

To participate, stop by the NPR Library at 5939 Main Street New Port Richey, FL Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm or Friday-Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. You will find drawers labeled Easy, Medium, or Advanced. The seeds are categorized by common plant name and then alphabetically arranged by variety. If you are new to seed saving, start with Easy. You may also search for seeds using the library catalog. Enter the common name, for example, Tomato Seeds, to see all available varieties. Take the packets to the circulation desk and check them out just as you would other items. 

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How to Return

Read the brochure, How to Save & Share Seeds. Then, collect seeds from your easy-to-save crops and set some aside for yourself and some for the NPR Library. Place seeds for the library in envelopes with the Seed Label available to you at the NPR Library. You may also print out labels at home - Seed Label.

Bring your labeled seeds to the library. Turn them in at the circulation desk. 

Please do not place seed donations in the book drop. 

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