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Seed Library

About

The ASU Seed Library is stocked with edible plant and herb seeds which are appropriate for Arizona growing conditions and seasons. At times, a limited amount of seeds from nonedible plants may be available, such as wildflowers. Seed donations are always welcome!  

Checkout Information

  • The Seed Library is housed in a repurposed card catalog, which is located in the Design and the Arts Library (810 S. Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281). 
  • ASU affiliates may use the Seed Library. 
  • ASU affiliates are welcome to check-out up to five seed packets per calendar month from the Seed Library.  
  • To check-out a seed packet, simply fill-out our checkout form which is located atop the aforementioned card catalog. 
  • As you look through our collection, you’ll discover that the Seed Library is comprised of a wide variety of plant seeds, including culinary herbs.
  • At this time, there is not an option to place a reserve on seed packets and all seeds are subject to availability. 

Time to Grow!

After you’ve filled-out the checkout form, you are all set! Bring your seeds home or to a community garden and start growing.

Start planning your garden using these informative planting calendars.

The attractive calendars below were built from a variety of sources and have been customized for the Phoenix area climate.  Feel free to print or store them for your use.


Consult with a Master Gardener

Plant Help Desk: Master Gardeners answer phone calls, emails and walk in questions. 

  • Phone: 602-827-8201
  • Email: maricopacountyplanthotline@gmail.com.  They should get back to you with a response within five to seven days.  
  • Address: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Office - 4341 E. Broadway Rd Phoenix, AZ 85040 - Bring in a plant or pest sample.

Save and Donate

If you’d like to give back to the Seed Library, you can do so by donating seeds from your harvest. We have a special drop box for donations and seed pouches for your seeds are provided. Along with the aforementioned pouches, seed donation forms are located on top of the repurposed card catalog that our seeds are stored in.

Seed Saving: An Ancient Art

If you would like to find out more about the ancient art of seed saving, be sure to check out the following awesome online guides.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.