Seed Library

UCPL Seed Library

The Unicoi County Public Library is excited to offer a seed library for the community with free seeds donated by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and Eden Brothers Seeds, in addition to local varieties saved and donated by community members.


These seeds are offered free of charge to the public.

You do not need a library card to access the seed library, nor are you required to return seeds.

Users are allowed 5 seed packets per household, per day.

Seeds must be signed out in the “Seed Library Guest book”.

Please fill out a donation form when donating seed in order to provide the most information we can offer for seed checkouts.

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How to Save Seeds for the Seed Library or Yourself:


  1. Grow your garden.
  2. Isolate the varieties you want to save seeds from.
  3. Choose the best plants (strongest, tastiest, prettiest, or most productive) and let them go to seed and ripen fully.
  4. Optional: wet-process seeds from wet fruits, like tomatoes, by soaking the seedy pulp 2-3 days in a jar of water, then rinsing.
  5. Dry all seeks completely.
  6. Label them.
  7. Store them in a sealed container in a cool dark place.

(For more information on our Seed Library or how you can be a Seed Library Ambassador, please call 423-743-6533.)