Fort Collins Community Seed Library

SUSTAIN THE SEED LIBRARY by donating or serving as a volunteer librarian!

The Fort Collins Community Seed Library is the communal home for seeds in Fort Collins (other than the soil, of course!). Its mission is to feed ourselves, grow our community with free and accessible seeds, and protect genetic diversity and resiliency by encouraging seed-saving and sharing. The library serves as a resource for people interested in learning about growing and seed-saving.

(SEE RESOURCES BELOW)

The Seed Library lives at Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House and is managed by TGP, People & Pollinators Action Network, Wolverine Farm, and volunteers. To volunteer as a seed librarian or wish to contribute in other ways, please email info@thegrowingproject.org with the subject line: Seed Library Support

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UPCOMING EVENT!

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HOW IT WORKS

Donations:

The Seed Library accepts vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower seeds from commercial seed companies, seed banks, individuals, and other local organizations. Donated seeds must be plants that are not listed as invasive species or noxious weeds by the CO Department of Agriculture.

 

If you are donating your personal seeds, please package your dry seeds in a coin envelope-sized packet, fill out the donation log near the seed library, and drop it in the donation slot.

Please label your seed packets with the following info:

  • Common Name

  • Year of harvest and location

  • Seed saving technique

  • Notes pertaining to the seeds and plants

  • Log #

Borrowing Seeds:

Folks may check out seeds by signing them out of the log near the Seed Library. Please check out no more than 5 packets per season. We encourage you to save your seeds and return them one day to fuel our seed ecosystem! This is not a requirement for borrowing seeds.

Growing your seeds:

There are resources on this webpage and at the physical library for help on growing seeds in our local climate. The Poudre Valley Library also has a selection of books on the second floor. You may also reach out to TGP and the People & Pollinators Action Network. Contacts are listed below

We are hoping to host seed-saving and gardening workshops for the public online this spring!

Glossary:

Open-pollinated: pollinated by natural means (insects or bats) and grown in isolation

Non-GMO: not genetically modified or copyrighted by an individual or organization

Non-hybrid: plants whose characteristics haven't been diminished over time through cross-breeding

Heirloom plants: seeds that produce plants with the same traits after multiple plantings


RESOURCES