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WCC Sustainability: Seed Library

This guide was created to document and highlight Windward Community College sustainability resources, initiatives, and events.

WCC Seed Library

What is the Seed Library?

A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free and is run for the public benefit. Many seed libraries are open in public libraries and community centers. Here are a few reasons of why Windward CC is hosting a seed library:

  • Get folks to garden and grow some of their own food
  • Develop a network of seed savers to create locally adapted varieties
  • Respond proactively to 1) climate change; 2) loss of plant gene integrity due to GMOs; 3) to preserve genetic diversity 

Questions

How do I request seeds?

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you must now request seeds through email. Please contact Ellie Seaton at emseaton [at] hawaii.edu.

How do I donate seeds?

Please contact Ellie Seaton at emseaton [at] hawaii.edu.

  • We only accept GMO-free seeds from non-hybrid plants; commercial seed packets (GMO-free) are also accepted.
  • If the donation is saved seed, please fill out this form.
  • We will repackage donations into coin envelopes with the information you provided.

Do you accept cuttings or potted plants?

We are not accepting cuttings and plants at this time.

Start Your Own Seed Library

Inventory

We currently have the following seed packets:

Basil -- 7 packets

Butterfly Pea -- 16 packets

Celosia -- 6 packets

Coffee -- 2 packets

Cosmos -- 2 packets

Hawaiian Super Sweet Corn -- 1 packet

Hyacinth Bear -- 6 packets

India Corn -- 1 packet

Loofah Squash from WCC Campus Māla -- 5 packets

Māmaki -- 1 packet

Nīoi (Hawaiian Bird Pepper) -- 9 packets

Papaya (large) -- 2 packets

Pigeon Pea -- 10 packets

Seeds are first come, first serve.

Resources on Seed Saving

Seed saving is something humans have done for over 10,000 years. Rejoin the practice -- save seeds and share the abundance in your community.

Resources on Home Gardening

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