CALS Seed Library

The Seed Library is a free program committed to increasing our ability to feed ourselves wholesome food by offering seeds and education. Through the time­honored tradition of seed saving we celebrate biodiversity, nurture locally adapted plant varieties, and foster community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing.

The Seed Library operates on the honor system. You become a member automatically when you withdraw seeds to plant. We encourage all members to learn basic seed-saving techniques. We encourage that beginning seed savers grow out and return seeds from lettuce, tomato, bean or pea plants the first year. If you are unable to save your own seed, please consider donating a packet or two of fresh, commercially grown, open-pollinated (non-hybrid, non-GMO) seed to keep our library stocked. Returned seed will allow us to keep the library well stocked.

How to Participate

The Seed Library is accessible only at CALS’s Sidney S. McMath Library, located at 2100 John Barrow Road in Little Rock. Participants are required to complete the Seed Library Member Information form and maintain a log of the seeds that are checked out and returned. You may download the form below and complete it in advance or the form may be obtained at Mcmath Library. Participation is free.

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