USM Libraries

USM Libraries Second Annual Spring Semester Plant Palooza

April 20, 2022
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Glickman Library (Portland), Gorham Library, LAC Library
Phil and plants

Join the University of Southern Maine Libraries for the second annual Spring semester Plant Palooza!

Grab a free plant from any of the three USM Libraries and make a seed bomb of native Maine flowers 


Wednesday, April 20th 2022


    All 3 campus library locations

Glickman Library (Portland)   |    Gorham Library,  Bailey Hall    |    LAC Library



Thanks to you, last year we were able to give away 141 plants! 

Students really loved it:

 "I hope you guys know you made me so happy today!" 

“My mom has always had a lot of plants in our house, and I realized living away from her how much I loved being surrounded by them - now I get to have my own!”

 “This is a fun way to spend Ramadan”

“I’m going to be a plant mom!”

“Oh my god! You’re feeding my addiction!”

“I’m so glad to get a new plant, my cat ate my last one!”

Visit any USM campus library on April 20th to pick up a new green friend 


Do you have a houseplant with loads of babies? Do you have a houseplant you don’t want or doesn’t fit in your home? 
Please consider donating them to the Libraries in the days leading up to Plant Palooza. We will be accepting plant donations at any USM Libraries Circulation desk or curbside pick up table between March 4th and April 10th.  Small to medium Houseplants only please. 

If the plant (or plant babies) you would like to donate need to be re-potted/ potted, we are happy to do that! Just email Megan Mac Gregor ( with some times you would be able to drop it off at one of the libraries and we can set up a time to collect it from you. 

Any other questions about Plant Palooza can also be directed to Megan (