Dakota County Library

Farmington Library, Farmington - Farmington Library: Dakota County Seed Library

General Description

The Dakota County Library and UMN Extension Master Gardeners in Dakota County are partnering to create a seed library at the Farmington Library to improve access to organic, locally grown foods as well as promoting the use of native plants as a sustainable landscaping practice. The seed library will be coordinated by volunteer Master Gardeners and may involve other community volunteers to help with the packaging and labeling of donated seeds. Master Gardeners will also offer regular informational programming at the library on topics related to gardening and seed saving.



Farmington Library

508 Third Street

Farmington, MN 55024



Times will vary on activity and location


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Help create and foster a local seed bank
  • Packaging and labeling of donated seeds
  • Lead informal programming related to gardening and seed saving


Minimum Qualifications

Must be 18 years old or older


Minimum Time Commitment



Activity Level


Mild - May include walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Periods of standing or sitting will be required. Comfortable shoes recommended.



Contact Information

Garrett Zaffke | Community Relations and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Dakota County Communications

1590 Highway 55| Hastings, MN 55033

Direct: (651) 438-4635 | Fax: (651) 438-4405 | Emailgarrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us


Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes