Blount County UT-TSU Extension
1219 McArthur Road
Maryville, TN 37804
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Four Easy Steps to Using the Seed Library @ BCPL
Learn about seeds through books, online information, attending Blount County Extension/Master Gardener programs, etc.;
Check out seeds. It's free, and all it takes is a Blount County Public Library Card;
Grow and save seeds from your harvest;
Return some seeds from your harvest to the Seed Library. (Accepting seeds year round.)
How To Check Out Seeds through Curbside Pickup or In-Person
Available Only from March 1 through October 31
You must have a valid Blount County Public Library card.
Limit 5 packs of seed once per month; per card holder.
Check availability of seeds on the Library’s website under Seed Catalog List. (There are 3 separate tabs for herbs, flowers, and vegetables.)
To request, fill out the Online Seed Request Form OR call 865-982-0981, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (We will be glad to assist, if needed, in filling out online request form.)
You will be called when the requests are ready. Please allow 2-4 business days for orders to be filled during high demand time periods.
Pickup will be available through the Curbside Pickup Service; Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. OR at the Self-Checkout Desk during the Library’s operating hours.
Seed requests made before the Seed Library is open will not be ready for pickup before March 1st.
Mission Statement: The Seed Library @BCPL exists to empower local home gardeners to grow and save seeds, learn about the history, culture, and growing of all kinds of plants with an emphasis on Southern Appalachian heritage varieties, and share a portion of the seeds of their harvest back to the community.
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