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Seed Library & Gardening

This guide will help you find databases, web resources, planting guides, and items in our collection related to gardening.

Checking Out Seeds - Spring 2021

*Note: quantities are low right now and new seeds are slowly being processed into the collection. Please, be patient with us.*

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seeds will now need to be requested for check out. Place your request using the seed request form below. 

Seed orders will be filled once a week, and you will be emailed when your seeds are ready for pickup. Your order will be held in your name and can be picked up at the Public Services Desk in Hodges Library. Seeds do NOT need to be returned.

Please, be sure your email address is correct so that you can be notified when your order is ready.

Each seed order will receive a Seed Library STICKER!

*Seed availability is subject to change. We will do our best to fill orders as requested.*

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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|