Branching out! Seed Library grows in year two

By Dana Ingalls, Liaison Librarian, Macdonald Campus Library

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

It may be snowing and cold, but spring is just around the corner, and the Macdonald Campus Seed Library is ready to help you get your garden started! Offering gardening resources and more than 200 varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetable seeds (70+ more varieties than last year!), the Macdonald Campus Seed Library is free and open to all members of the McGill community (i.e. students, faculty, staff, alumni).

Launched in 2017, the Macdonald Campus Seed Library is the first academic seed library of its kind in Quebec and third in Canada. Credit: Lauren Goldman

Register in person at the Macdonald Campus Library, or online. Check out our gardening resources, browse our seed catalogue, and if you don’t have time to come to the library, you can request seeds using our online borrowing system and have your seeds sent to the McGill library branch of your choice.

A special thank you goes out to our seed donors West Coast Seed Company, Salt Spring Seeds, Wildrose Heritage Seed Company, Incredible Seeds, Urban Harvest, and Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Ingalls at macdonald-seed.library@mcgill.ca. Happy gardening!

From the seed library to Dana’s garden! Three Sisters planting with Painted Mountain corn, Canada Crookneck squash, and Purple Podded pole beans, all native North American heirloom varieties. Credit: Dana Ingalls

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