Growing your own food is a great way to improve your family’s health, save money on groceries and reduce your environmental impact. The Champlain Library is now offering flowers, herbs and vegetable seeds to its patrons through the Seed Library Program. This year however, the seeds are available through its curbside pickup service.

Whether you need to plant your garden, fill in the blanks or try out some new varieties, the library has you covered. Simply visit the library’s website at and complete the Seed Library Request Form to order your seeds. When your package is ready, a staff member will call or email you to arrange a specific pickup time. The library’s curbside pickup service is available Tuesday to Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm.

The seeds have been provided generously by the Vankleek Hill and District Horticultural Society. Patrons are encouraged to take and submit photos of the plants as they grow so they can be posted on the library’s social media platforms.

While visiting the library’s website, don’t forget to check out the many books on gardening in the catalogue for ideas. Let’s work together to create a happier and healthier community. For more information about the Seed Library Program or other resources offered by the Champlain library, visit or call 613-678-2216.