Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
0.50 / 0.50 Madeleine Jones
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Campus Seed Library

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Responding to community interest in growing food and pandemic-spurred food insecurity, the seed library was started to provide community members with the resources and encouragement to gain food, knowledge and experience with sustainable seed practices.

Through campus and community relationships, the Mansfield Library provides the public with seeds (many of which are regionally adapted) and information about gardening, seed saving and food systems.

Students and non-student community members alike can take seeds from the seed library. The seed library also provides resources about gardening, a community online forum for gardeners to ask questions, and occasional workshops.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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