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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.

Where to Start: Choosing Seeds to Borrow, Grow, and Return

The WCC Seed Library is organized into three categories: Easy, Intermediate and Advanced. This classification is based on how easy or difficult it is to grow your seeds. It is not based on how easy or difficult harvest your seeds after growing season. 

Blue category represents donated seeds back to the Seed Library.

How to Borrow Seeds

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Borrowing Seeds

You do not have to check out the seeds with your ID to start a garden. 

Select a seed packet from the collection. Each packet will provide you with seeds to start your garden. You can select as many different seed packets as you please, just make sure you sow your seeds. The seeds have been purchased from Ann Arbor Seeds and Nature and Nurture Seeds with the funding from WCC Sustainability Council. 

Your loan period is one growing season. We gratefully appreciate returning any harvested seeds from your growing season. You are not required to return any seeds to the Seed Library, but if you do, please reuse the original packet or label a new packet.

There a no late fees for returning seeds!


What to Select

The WCC Seed Library offers vegetables, fruits, and limited flower varieties to start your garden. 

Seed Library seed selection are purchased from two Ann Arbor based seed companies:

Easy Seeds

Vegetables:     (seed numbers are an approximate number in envelop - you may find more seeds than listed)


Advanced / Difficult Seeds

Vegetables:   must start in heated nursery before transplant
  (seed numbers are an approximate number in envelop - you may find more seeds than listed)



Donated Seeds

Donated Flower Seed Packs from Docuseek2

WCC streaming video vendor Docuseek2 has donated 50 flower packs of "Annual Bee Mix." 

Tips for Starting Seeds - Video

Companion Planting Chart

Companion Planting #infographicYou can also find more infographics at Visualistan