Pocomoke Seed Library

seed library cabinet at the Pocomoke branch

Worcester County Library is excited to announce the launch of the new Pocomoke Seed Library!  This is part of the Farm to Library initiative, a robust diabetes prevention program developed by the Worcester County Health Department.  A huge thank you to CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield for funding the Farm to Library program for our community.

The Seed Library is a fun – and free – way to try planting your very own garden.  Here’s how:

  • The Pocomoke Seed Library is located at the Pocomoke Branch Library (301 Market Street, Pocomoke)
  • A library card will be required to borrow seeds. Library cards are free.
  • Patrons must be at least 16 years of age to check out seeds.
  • Each patron can take up to 6 packets of seeds in any 3-month period.
  • Pick out your seed packets.
  • “Check out” your seeds at the circulation desk.
  • Patrons who borrow seeds are encouraged to fill out a brief survey.
  • The Library makes no guarantees about the success of any of the seeds in our collection.
  • The seeds are for planting only. DO NOT EAT.
  • The Worcester County Library is not responsible for seed usage.

Each seed packet will include very basic information about the plant and planting instructions. For more details about each plant, patrons are encouraged to use some of the Library’s gardening resources. A librarian will be happy to help you locate just the right gardening book. You can also find tons of helpful information about your plants at the following websites:

University of Maryland Extension – Home and Garden Information Center - https://extension.umd.edu/programs/environment-natural-resources/program-areas/home-and-garden-information-center

University of Maryland Extension – How to Start a Vegetable Garden - https://extension.umd.edu/resource/how-start-vegetable-garden

University of Maryland Extension – Vegetable Planting Calendar - https://extension.umd.edu/resource/vegetable-planting-calendar

The National Gardening Association – includes a plant database - https://garden.org/

*** Thank you and Happy Gardening! ***