The Seed Lending Library is currently unavailable as the library branches that house it are physically closed.
If you are interested in planting guides and other information please take a look at this guide. If you're interested in books and other resources on seeds and gardens please see our 'Books' tab or search our collection at www.library.ubc.ca. We have also noticed informal seed exchanges popping up so keep an eye out and consider sharing your seeds with neighbours!
Welcome to the UBC Seed Lending Library! We are open to everyone, and we're located in two locations; Woodward Library and the Education Library on the Vancouver campus. The UBC Seed Lending Library allows anyone to "borrow" seeds free of charge, and provides opportunities to learn about gardening, seed saving, and agricultural research and teaching at UBC.
Thank you to our partner, UBC Farm, for their support of the UBC Seed Lending Library!
Our seeds come from borrowers who kindly return seeds at the end of the growing season as well as donations from the UBC Farm and West Coast Seeds, and a UTown@UBC grant which helped us to purchase seeds from the BC Eco Seeds Co-op.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org