WHAT IS A SEED LIBRARY?
A seed library is similar to a regular library, except it contains collections of seeds instead of books. The UIC Heritage Garden Seed Library started out with a treasure box full of seeds that originated at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum and was transferred to the Heritage Garden in 2014. Overtime, the Heritage Garden Seed Library has evolved to be part of an educational mobile tool kit developed by the Heritage Garden interns that contains a variety of resources to share knowledge about sustainable gardening practices. The Heritage Garden Seed Library will continue to grow and its significance will spread as it travels from place to place, receiving seeds from donors while offering seeds to garden-lovers.