Seed Library

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The time has finally come – the UTMSU Seed Library, a new service to the UTMSU Food Centre, has opened! The primary goals of this service are to supply community members with free access to seeds, gardening materials, rentable equipment, community garden plots, and educational workshops. However, in light of current circumstances, the UTMSU Seed Library is currently focusing on the development of gardening care packages to help students destress and support supplementary food production at home. Our first herb-growing package goes out this month which will include seeds, soil and clay pots for pick-up at the UTMSU Student Centre.

Seed Library Care Packages
Looking to grow some vegetables this summer? The UTMSU Seed Library will be mailing out pre-packaged seeds to support summer gardening projects within the greater UTM community. Students can sign up to select which pre-set seed package they would like to receive using one of four order forms we have created.

Package A contains seeds for cucumber, green onion, tomatoes, and organic beets. Get Package A
Package B contains seeds for snow peas, arugula, jalapeno peppers, and amethyst radish. Get Package B
Package C contains seeds for organic eggplant, butter lettuce, yellow bell pepper, and carrot. Get Package C
Package D contains zucchini, organic romaine lettuce, banana peppers, and red onion. Get Package D

Each pre-set seed package will include customized tip sheets to help support students' gardening goals as well as recipe ideas to help students incorporate unfamiliar vegetables into their diet! If you have any questions or concerns regarding this initiative, please contact

Spots are limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible before spaces fill up! If you are unable to partake in this service, don’t worry! The UTMSU Seed Library will be operating this summer (in line with Peel Public Health guidelines) to support your summer gardening projects. Whether it be a way to destress and boost mental wellbeing or a means to support food production, the UTMSU Seed Library is here to support any and all of your gardening goals.

For questions, please email