Welcome to CSLL

3rd-year-cake-cChico Seed Lending Library (CSLL) is a local seed library in operation for over three years serving Butte County residents.

We’re located at the Chico Branch of the Butte County Library 1108 Sherman Ave. in Chico, CA. We are open every day the library is open, so come on in, become a member and borrow some seed! If you use Facebook we have a Page you can ‘Like’ here!

  • Check out our Calendar of events page for all events we are hosting, such as our ‘Lettuce Get Together‘ work parties each month and Annual Seed Swaps.
  • We have a Blog which features up to date information about CSLL including our most recent Seed Borrowing success (more 3,500 seed packs in 3 years!).
  • We have our most current Seed Inventory page to see what seed we have available for you to borrow.
  • If you wish to return or donate seed you can find out how at our How to Donate Seed page.
  • We have Seed Resources with helpful information about saving seed, pollination requirements and much more.
  • You can use our Contact page to get a hold of the CSLL seed librarians or you can simply email to info@chicoseedlendinglibrary.org.

The Chico Seed Lending Library (CSLL) is a partnership program with the Butte County Library, GRUB Education Program and Earthshed Solutions. Earthshed Solutions facilitates CSLL outreach through this website and emails, maintains the seed library inventory, and fiscally sponsors CSLL ensuring all donations to CSLL are tax deductible through the 501(c)(3) public charity. GRUB Education Program provides education on seed and seed saving, the monthly ‘Lettuce Get Together’ topics and helps collect seed varieties for borrowing. The Butte County Library -Chico Branch graciously provides the space for the seed library as well as help with patrons and volunteers, books on seed saving/gardening and so much more.

More than 3,500 seed have been borrowed from CSLL in the last 3 years. You can learn more about our seed borrowing success HERE.

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