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SJSU Seed Library

Use the seed library to start your gardens

How does a seed library work?

A seed library thrives when people who borrow seeds, let 1-2 plants "go to seed" and return those seeds to the library.  

When we borrow seeds, grow them out and return seeds, we keep the library going. 

Seed Partnership: A.S. Community Garden and MLK Jr. Library

Matthew Spadoni, Garden Manager, A.S. Community Garden, 372 E. San Salvador Street (across from the Dining Commons)


Instagram: @sjsugarden

Spring 2023 Alina Torres worked as a Library Sustainability Student Assistant to set up this seed library 

Alina is an SJSU student double-majoring in Sociology & Chicanx Studies. She is passionate about environmental food justice!


The SJSU Seed Library has partnered with the AS Campus Community Garden to offer the community seeds at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library.  The Seed Library is located on the 5th floor of the King Library and is shelved in the card catalog next to the service desk.