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Donate to the OPL Seed Library

Approved Donations

  • Open-Pollinated Seeds
    These varieties will be “true to type” if saved. In simple terms, you will reap what you sow.
  • Heirloom Seeds
    Heirlooms are open-pollinated varieties that have been handed down for generations.

Non-Approved Donations

  • Hybrid Seeds
    Hybrid varieties result from cross-pollinating plants. Seeds collected from hybrid varieties will not produce plants like the parent plant. They may produce something somewhat similar or very different, or they may produce nothing at all.

Note: Open-pollinated and heirloom varieties are the only types of seed available through the OPL Seed Library.

How to Donate Seeds

  • Place seeds into separate envelopes and label them with the plant type and variety
  • Drop your seeds off at any OPL branch and your seeds will be added into the collection and shared with the community