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Community Seed Library

Information about seed saving, gardening, and local resources

How it works

Borrowing Seeds

  1. Browse seed collection | Seeds are organized by plant families.
  2. Complete envelopes | Using the Seed Stamp, stamp and fill out a separate envelope for each type of seed you plan to take.
  3. Take what you need | Put seeds in envelopes. Take 2-3 seeds for every plant you intend to grow this season.

Donating and/or Returning Seeds

  1. Plan ahead | Read the Community Seed Library brochure, How to Save Seeds (link), or consult our other resources to the left.
  2. Plant and harvest | Let some plants go to seed. Save seeds for yourself and the Community Seed Library
  3. Complete envelopes | Using the Seed Stamp, stamp and fill out a separate envelope for each type of seed you are returning. Include as much information as possible
  4. File | Place seeds in the cabinet alphabetically by family behind the proper divider.

Questions?

Contact us at seedlibrary@jmu.edu