Seed Donations

We are very grateful to receive your donated seeds. It’s the only way we can keep our Seed Exchange going! Thank you for following these simple guidelines when you make donations.

Guidelines

  • Collect your seeds from healthy plants.
  • Donate only seeds that have been stored properly in paper (NOT plastic) containers. Click here for a presentation on the correct way to collect and store seeds. 
  • Make sure that your seeds are dry and clean, with as much chaff removed as possible.
  • Label your seeds with as many details as you can. The most important facts are plant variety and the year you harvested the seeds, but any other details you can offer about the plant, including size, color, and growing tips, will be helpful.
  • Because we repackage most of the donated seeds using our own envelopes and labels, we will accept seeds in any sort of non-breakable container as long as it is clearly labeled. 
  • If you have questions about donating seeds, please call the Reference Desk at 615-595-1243.