Seed Library

seed library

A seed library is a collection of seeds which can be taken out and grown. At the end of the growing season, we hope people collect their seeds and return it to the library in order to increase the longevity of the project. Seed libraries are common in communities so the club decided to start one for the UBC community in order to promote gardening and sustainability across campus.


Many of our seeds were picked specifically based on whether they can be grown in containers (since many students live on campus), if they are heirlooms (so seeds can be saved), and if they attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.


The purpose of the seed library is to promote sustainability and student engagement on campus.

  1. Growing your own food saves money and is a great opportunity to learn a new skill.
  2. Cover crops can be grown and used as green manure, which are a natural replacement for synthetic fertilizers and helps create a thriving soil.
  3. Many of our seeds can attract pollinators and beneficial insects. Certain beneficial insects are predatory and hunt pests, which can help reduce the use of pesticides.


Seeds will be packaged at the end of every month. Once they are ready for pick up, you will receive an email with instructions for pick up.


We would like to thank West Coast Seeds for their generous donation of seeds and AMS Sustainability for their funding and support.

Click here for our seed collection (updated March 7th, 2018).

Seeds that are highlighted in blue are for Botany Enthusiasts Club members only.