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Seed Library At Washtenaw Community College

The Seed Library has germinated as part of the Food and Agriculture subgroup of the Washtenaw Community College Sustainability Council.

Welcome to the Washtenaw Community College Seed Library

WCC Seed Library 
Open March 15, 2018
We are currently planning for the Seed Library's third year.
Seed Library is located at the Bailey Library in the Gunder Myran Building

Funded by WCC Sustainability Council

“By accepting seeds from Washtenaw Community College, I am agreeing to waive, on my own behalf and on behalf of any of my family members, any and all claims of liability against WCC, its trustees and employees, for any injury or any form of loss which may result from the use of the seeds.”

Fall Garlic Planting 2017

Garlic and Herbs
With Chris Troiano, WCC Culinary Arts Dept., and Monica Milla, WCC Lifelong Learning Instructor.

WHAT:  Attend a “Learn & Taste” workshop about growing and cooking with garlic, oregano, thyme and parsley.

WHERE & WHEN:  Friday, October 6, 2018 at  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Garrett’s Restaurant  -- Washtenaw Community College 1st Floor Student Center Bldg.

No registration required. Open to everyone.   Question:  Sandy McCarthy at

Attendees will receive five bulbs of garlic to plant -- October is the time to plan garlic. July is the time to harvest your garlic

Varieties available from the Seed Library:   Inchelium Red (artichoke), County Farm Legacy (purple stripe), German Red (Rocambole), Silver Rose (Silverskin), and Stull (porcelain)


Members of the Food and Agriculture Subgroup:

Sandy McCarthy
Chris Troiano
Maureen Perault
Debra Oliver
Lexi Judkins
Monica Milla

Want to join the group?  

Sandy McCarthy, Faculty Librarian, WCC or 734-677-5293

Maureen Perault, Faculty Librarian, WCC or 734-973-3407

Debra Oliver, Secretary to the Dean, or 734-973-3379

How it works: Borrow, Grow, Return!

BORROW: Check out a seed packet from the Seed Library. You can borrow up to ten seed packets for your garden. No ID needed and no due date.


GROW: Plant your seed in your garden or pots and watch them grow. Go to "Where To Start" tab for information on how to grow your seeds. 


RETURN: Not required, but you can harvest your seeds from your vegetables and fruits at the end of the growing season.  Return seeds to the Seed Library in the original envelop with label or fill in a label with information and add to a new envelop. Do complete the donation form so that we know who is return seeds to the library. 

Want to know more?

WCC Seed Library Brochure

Get Involved: Student Group

Interested in Helping Out? 

We are looking for students to help with organizing and planning workshops, seed sorting and repacking and much more!

We are looking for highly enthusiastic students willing to work with the Seed Library to form a student group. 

Interested?  Contact Sandy McCarthy at  or GM 130   (734-677-5293).

WCC Sustainability Council

The WCC Seed Library is funded by the WCC Sustainability Council.

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