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Community Seed Library

Information about seed saving, gardening, and local resources

What is the Community Seed Library?

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.

JMU Location

Carrier Library at James Madison University, cabinet in the main lobby (to the right of the service desk)

Downtown Harrisonburg Location

Massanutten Regional Library (Central Branch), cabinet on the 2nd floor next to the reference desk (past the children's section)


The Community Seed Library encourages community empowerment and supports food sovereignty by providing:

  • free access to seeds for all
  • programming to share knowledge and skills related to growing gardens and saving seeds
  • relevant resources and information


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