Seed Library Grand Opening during National Library Week

Seed Library now open“Libraries = Strong Communities” is the theme for National Library Week, April 7–13. Stop by the display outside 209 Hodges Library during the week to learn how the UT Libraries creates a stronger community on campus, locally, and globally.


Spring is almost here. Why not plant a garden? You can now check out seed packets from the library.

Here’s how it works: Visit our Seed Library at the Hodges Library Public Services desk (2nd floor entrance). Check out packets of vegetable seeds. Plant. Harvest and enjoy.

Grand Opening: Drop by 209 Hodges Library on Wednesday, April 10, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., to plant a seed and carry it home. We’ll supply:

  • Biodegradable pots, soil, and bean seeds
  • Giveaways: recipes, bookmarks with gardening tips, a limited number of terracotta pots with flowers
  • Food: including veggies, lavender-scented cookies, and herb-infused lemonade

You are also invited to join our Transplant Workshop at the Grow Lab at 2-4 p.m., Thursday, April 11.

Visit our seed library website,, for guides to urban gardening, tips for saving seeds from year to year, and information on community groups — some right here in Knoxville — that promote food security and sustainable agriculture.

For more information, contact Sarah Johnson at 865-946-2104 or

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