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Seed Library & Gardening

This guide will help you see what seeds are available in our collection as well as planting guides, open access resources, and databases related to gardening.

Resource Highlight!

Be sure to check out the Tennessee Home Fruit & Vegetable Garden Annual Calendar! It breaks down what you should do each month to make your garden a success.

Thank you to UT Extension: Institute of Agriculture for providing a great resource.


In conjunction with the University of Tennessee Knoxville's (UTK) mission, the UTK Seed Library seeks to "move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world," through engagement in experiential learning and empowering students to lead healthy, sustainable lifestyles, while facilitating food access, community connections, and enhancement of the student experience.

Core Values

| Experiential Learning | Empowerment | Community | Food Access | Healthy Lifestyles | Inspiration | Sustainability|

Where are we located?

The Seed Libraries are located Hodges Library and Pendergrass Library.

  • Hodges' Seed Library is on the second floor in the seating area next to Starbucks.
  • Pendergrass' Seed Library is across from the computer lab.