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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Ramsey Seed Library: Seeding Ideas

Seeds from campus pollinator gardens


Seeding Ideas: a seed library

Spring GreenFest "Fresh Future", March 31 - April 12, 2022

UNC Asheville's sustainability celebration returns with on and off campus workdays, the Sustainability Fair, field trips, and more. More Info>


GreenFest week at Ramsey Library:

  • Check out the "Sustainable Living" book display located on the main floor across from the circulation desk.
  • Ramsey Seed Library is offering "The Biggest little Farm" streaming video to Students, Faculty, and Staff only.  

You can scan the QR code or click the link to access video



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


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, cleaning and packaging seeds from these gardens and from donated seeds, offering them to the community to plant to create more pollinator habitats.

**You might notice our seeds look a little different from commercial seeds.  All of our seeds were gathered and cleaned by hand. After drying the seed heads, we used techniques like Flailing, Threshing and Winnowing to clean the seeds.   In some cases, the seeds are very small, so in some packets you might find some chaff along with the seeds. This is normal for hand cleaned small seeds.

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