Did you know that there is a branch of the Toronto Seed Library at New College? It’s true! The seed library in the DG Ivey Library has been restocked with seeds for this year’s growing season. What is a seed library? Well, you take a pack (or more) of seeds, you plant and grow them, and once you have your harvest you save your seeds and return some to the seed library so that someone else can grow the plant next year.

DG Ivey Library’s mascot, Nyumbu, poses with seed packets. This could be you!

Here is what we currently have in stock:

  • Amaranth Golden
  • Amaranth Red
  • Arugula Astro
  • Basil (Thai)
  • Black-Eyed Susan
  • Blue Vervain
  • Castor Bean
  • Cherry Tomato (Garden Delight)
  • Cherry Tomato (Indigo Rose)
  • Columbine Pink
  • Coneflower (Blue Stemmed)
  • Coneflower (Paprika)
  • Cosmos Mixed
  • Cucumber
  • Culver’s Root
  • Cup Plant
  • Echinacea Fuchsia
  • Evening Primrose
  • Hollyhock (Yellow)
  • Hot Pepper (Lemondrop)
  • Hyssop (Giant Yellow)
  • Iron Weed
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate
  • Marigold
  • Marigold (French)
  • Nasturtium (Jewel Trailing)
  • Orach (Purple)
  • Pak Choi
  • Parsley (Flat Leaf)
  • Pole Bean (Neckarkonigin Org.)
  • Poppy (Pink Single)
  • Sunflower (Lemon Queen)
  • Sunflower (Lemon)
  • Sunflower (Mammoth)
  • Sweet Pepper (Bishop’s Crown)
  • Swiss Chard (Ruby Red)
  • Winter Squash (Buttercup)
  • Yarrow
  • Zucchini (Black Beauty)

The DG Ivey Library is currently open. You will need to wear a mask, present your TCard to sign in, and show staff the “Green Screen” from your UCheck COVID-19 self-assessment. Got questions? You can reach Aneta, Mikayla, and Jeff—your New College Librarians—at newcollege.library@utoronto.ca.