What is a Seed Library?
The card catalogs in the campus library at Nash Community College have been repurposed to store a variety of vegetable, fruit, herb, flower and ornamental seeds.
Students, Faculty and Staff of the College, as well as members of the surrounding community are encouraged to participate in the seed lending program.
Seeds are available to "check out." Plant the seeds at home and watch them grow. Save some seed from the plant produce and return a few seeds to library to be "checked in" for others to enjoy! Come in and explore the seed library section of Nash Community College's campus library today!
How to Donate Seeds
Help the Seed Library grow!
Seed donations can be dropped off in Nash Community College's Library or mailed to:
Nash Community College Seed Library
P.O. Box 7488
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Thank you for your support!
Here are few words your may hear or see in a seed library:
Organic: No genetic maniputlation or chemicals were used as part of the seeds' deelopment
Heirloom: Seeds that have been planted and harvested from the consistent produce they yield, annually.
GMO: Seeds that have undergone genetic manipulation or lab modification to achieve a genetic trait not normally occuring in the plants DNA.
Hybrid: Sometimes labeled "F1" or "VF", hybrind seeds are created from the breeding of two varieties of plants.
Open-Pollenated: Mother nature/bees do all of the work for pollination and cross-pollination has not occurred.
Gardening Zone: Also known as a hardiness zone, a gardening zone is a geographically-defined zone in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing based on an areas climate.
News & Announcements
New Stock for Planting Season
Over 20 varieties of commercial, organic and heirloom seeds have arrived and are now available to check out in the Nash Community College Seed Library. Stop by the College campus or view the list of online inventory to see all the new vegetable, fruit, herb and flower seeds now available at no expense. In the words of Roman philosopher Cicero, "If you have a library and a garden, you have everything you need."
Giant Pumpkins Seeds Now Available
Donated by Danny and Ethan Vester of Spring Hope, the Seed Library now houses three varieties of giant pumpkin seeds! As a regular participant in the annual Spring Hope Pumpkin Festival, Danny provided seeds from his prize winning pumpkins to promote pumpkin growing and perhaps competition pumpkin growing in the surrounding Nash Community College area. Come by the Seed Library today to check out these and the other unique seeds in stock!
Famous New Mexican Hatch Chiles
These are the famous Hatch New Mexico “Big Jim” chiles. The seeds were donated by NCC Culinary Instructor, Don Sexauer. Don states, "Hatch, N.M., is located in northern Dona Ana County in New Mexico just 37 miles northwest of Las Cruces and is known as the Chile Capitol of the World! These seeds are use to dry weather with fertile soil and light watering. The rains here might make for a weak chile but I’m going to try to grow them and will give results to the Seed Library as I go!"