We are so excited to announce that the Community Seed Library location in the Carrier Library main lobby has re-opened for browsing! Contactless pickup requests are still paused, but if you have any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
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The Community Seed Library is a self-service seed sharing library provided by JMU Libraries, and available to all. No library card necessary!
We provide seeds for vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We prioritize heirloom or open-pollinated seeds and plants that are well-suited to growing conditions in the Shenandoah Valley. We also strive to provide culturally relevant seed types, recognizing the diverse populations and gardening knowledge of our neighbors across the Valley and their plant traditions.
We have three options for obtaining seeds:
Carrier Library at James Madison University
-located in the main lobby
Central Branch of Massanutten Regional Library in downtown Harrisonburg
-located in the "quarantine room"
Contactless Pickup Form -- TEMPORARILY PAUSED
-request seeds for contactless pick up at an off campus location
The Community Seed Library encourages community empowerment and supports food sovereignty by providing: