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Ramsey Seed Library: Seeding Ideas

Seeds from campus pollinator gardens


Seeding Ideas: a seed library

Spring 2023 Greenfest

March 25 - April 3, 2023 

Theme: "REWILD"

Ramsey Seed Library will be featuring several themed films based on the Library's theme of "Rewild" that is based on a true story film "Dare To Be Wild" about Mary Reynolds an Irish gardener and landscape designer. [The Garden Awakening will be on display Ramsey Library]   We will have a book and film display Mar 25 - April 30th and a tabling event Tuesday, March 28th from 12:00PM to 1:00PM giving away free fern seedlings, along with swag that supports theme. [while supply lasts]









"Rewilding" seeks to reinstate natural processes and, where appropriate, missing species – allowing them to shape the landscape and the habitats within. It’s focused firmly on the future although we can learn from the past.

Rewilding encourages a balance between people and the rest of nature so that we thrive together. It can provide opportunities for communities to diversify and create nature-based economies; for living systems to provide the ecological functions on which we all depend; and for people to reconnect with wild nature. (from


All campus events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Keep checking back as the Student Environmental Center adds more events!  Click for more events on campus


[We do not have any seeds at this time]


Why a seed library?

Over the past several years at UNC Asheville, hundreds of pollinator-friendly native plants have been planted, beginning beekeeping classes and workshops have been offered, beehives have been installed and maintained, and a bee hotel has been constructed. As part of its multi-dimensional commitment to sustainability, UNC Asheville is committed to maintaining educational, demonstration pollinator meadows and gardens in highly visible locations throughout the campus, including along the portions of the City’s greenways that the University maintains along Reed Creek and Glenn’s Creek Greenways.  Ramsey Library is joining in this effort by collecting, purchasing and/or receiving donated seeds and offering them to the community to plant to create more pollinator habitats.

Ramsey Seed Library continues to support is the effort towards monarch conservation.

Pollinator Gardens at UNC Asheville


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Barbara Svenson

RL 45 CPO 1500


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Wendy Mullis
200 Ramsey Library, CPO 1500
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804