The seed library is located in the atrium of Irwin Library and operates on the honor system. You can simply come in to the library and take the seed packets. There is no checkout process required. However, we ask that you take only what you can reasonably grow so that there will still be plenty of seeds to go around. If you have questions, please ask at the Information Commons desk.
The seed library cabinet was painted by Gab Peabody and Anna Watson.
Seeds were purchased from Urban Farmer. Growing instructions linked below are primarily from the Urban Farmer website. However, for some of the native plants, the growing directions are from the Prairie Moon Nursery website.
If you are interested in donating seeds for the seed library, you can drop them off at the Information Commons desk in the atrium of Irwin Library. Please include the name of the seeds (preferably the botanical name in addition to the common name), the number of seeds, and your contact information. Thank you very much!
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