Seed Donations

Accepting Donations

  • ​Donate any heirloom, non-GMO, non-hybrid, open-pollinated seeds, The seeds do not have to be organic.
  • Make sure seeds are dried throughly.
  • Label with the common name and cultivar (if known).
  • Label with date harvested or purchased.  Place in sealed bags or containers to keep seeds dry.
  • Donations accepted at the Reference Desk in Adult Services.
  • If you are unsure about the seeds you have, contact and ask the experts:
    Blount County UT-TSU Extension
    1219 McArthur Road
    Maryville, TN 37804
    865-982-6430

Special Request


The library welcomes all seed donations (see above instructions on the type of seeds), but the Seed Library is definitely in need of the following::
  • corn
  • squash
  • herbs
  • swiss chard
  • lettuce
  • kale
  • okra
  • cabbage/bok choy
  • flowers of all kinds