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WMU Seed Library

Western Michigan University Libraries | Seed Library

WMU Libraries' Seed Library

You can find the seeds on the first floor of Waldo Library. Turn right at the main lobby.

Anyone who visits is welcome to use the Seed Library. Stop by any time the library is open.

What is a seed library?

Seed libraries are a way for aspiring and experienced gardeners to share free seeds and knowledge. Our Seed Library provides free open-pollinated, heirloom and native seeds to the Western and Kalamazoo communities to:

  • Promote sustainable agriculture.
  • Improve access to high-quality food.
  • Expand pollinator habitats.
  • Preserve heritage seeds.
  • Educate communities about seed saving, sharing and growing their own food.

We keep seeds for three years. Seeds older than this will be moved to a basket to the side with a warning note about low germination rate.

All seed packets are marked clearly with the date the seeds were collected.

Take what you will plant only and no more than five packets at a time. We want to share with as many people as possible.