StarkFresh Seed Library Opens March 1

The Louisville Public library and StarkFresh present the seed Library March 1 through May 31, 2022


Our seed Library displayIt's nearly planting time in Ohio again! 

StarkFresh is handing out free seeds, and the Louisville Public Library is once again a distribution site.  Here's how the program works:  At the end of the planting season, retailers gather up their unsold seeds.  Normally, these seeds are destroyed, but thanks to StarkFresh, they are collected, stored for nine months, and distributed to the public for free the next planting season.  

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 Request Seeds Here

We are accepting seeds requests all through February.  Click on the button above to request specific seeds or a seed collection, lovingly curated for you by garden-savvy librarians!

Your seed requests will be labelled with your name, and placed on the holds shelf right inside the front door.  Please pick up your seeds by March 31; any requested seeds remaining on April 1 will be returned to the Seed Library for anyone to take.



Stop by the Library, where you can choose your own seeds from our display in the old card catalog cabinet.  You can also pick up a grab bag, assembled by librarians with plant knowledge.

We can't guarantee what seeds we'll receive or how long the seed inventory will last.  We will advertise on our Facebook page if we receive more seeds later in the season.

Special thanks to Anthony Petitti Organic Garden Center of Nimishillen Township for donating seeds directly to the Louisville Public Library.

Okra Radish Challenge

Don't forget our O.R.C. : Okra Radish Challenge!

Enter by sending in 3 pictures to

  1. planting your okra and/or radish seeds
  2. the plants, in any stage of development 
  3. you using the produce: 

    eating it
    cooking it
    preserving it 
    or giving it to someone who will eat, cook, or preserve it

Happy growing!  Share what you grow on our Facebook page, or by emailing photos to

Sending us your photos gives us permission to use them; please identify any people in the pictures.  Thanks!

sprouting seed conga line