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HCC Seed Library

Informational guide for the HCC Seed Library.

HCC Seed Library program

seed library design

HCC now has a seed library on each campus! Head over to your campus library to check out seeds. The HCC Seed Library program is funded by HCC Sustainability.


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History of the HCC Seed Library program

Started in Fall 2017 at the Ybor City campus library, the HCC Seed library started humbly in a six-drawer vintage card catalog as a project between the HCC Sustainability Council and the Ybor library. Not unlike a seed grows, so to did the seed library. In 2018, the Seed Library expanded to SouthShore campus library and each location served it's local community by offering seeds for check out & return (if desired). 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the seed libraries were closed as the college campuses closed. Upon reopening, the campuses have gradually returned to "normal" and the libraries having been bringing access and services back. We are pleased to announce that as of 2022 the Seed Library is back and bigger than ever with a seed library location at each HCC campus library. 

It is worth noting the seed library would not be possible without the support of the Sustainability Council, the Sustainability Coordinator, staff, and interns, as well as the librarians and staff at each campus library.

Ybor City Seed Library circa 2017

Ybor seed library grand opening

SouthShore Seed Library

Ybor City Seed Library

Ybor seed library

Dale Mabry Seed Library

Dale Mabry Seed Library

Brandon Seed Library

Brandon Seed Library

Plant City Seed Library

Plant City Seed Library

Contact us

Contact a member of the HCC Seed Library with any questions or comments:
Jeremy Bullian, Librarian Faculty
Roxanna Palmer, Librarian Faculty
Paul Rabaut, Science Faculty / Sustainability Coordinator

If you have questions about the Seed Library website contact Jeremy Bullian.

Interested in Helping Out? 

We are looking for help with organizing and planning workshops, seed sorting and repacking, and much more.