North Fork Seed Library


Our History

In 2013, the North Fork Seed Library was given the People’s Choice Grant Award and received a small grant from The North Fork Heart and Soul project, an organization dedicated to growing our local community. Numerous seed companies and community members generously donated hundreds of seeds to start the project. Dedicated volunteers and staff continue to work hard to sort, package, and label the seeds so you can have a rewarding gardening experience!

Our Vision

Seeds contain stories, recipes and a way of life that is passed from one gardener to the next. By offering a collection of heirloom seeds to grow, harvest, and return, we hope to inspire a community of growers who learn to save seed for continued and future use. We hope to encourage the discovery of nature thru gardening. By continuing the time-honored cultural tradition of seed saving, we hope to inspire a sense of heritage and a community of giving among local farmers, neighborhood gardeners, and anyone interested in growing food, herbs, and flowers.

Seed Library drawers are open for browsing.

Seed Library drawers are open for browsing.

Curious about how the seed library works?  Take a look at our brochure and see how easy it is!

Check out our seed catalog here.

Donating Seeds:

Share your saved seeds with your community.  Bring your dry, clearly labeled seeds in a sealed bag/container to your local library.  Click here to learn more about seed return requirements.

Please take the time to share a little information about the seeds you’re donating.  Fill out a seed return form online or print your own at home.

Contact your local library for more information.

In the News:

Merchant Herald January 2013

Our first seed patron!

Our first seed patron!

Learn More:

Seed Saving ABCs
Seed Planting Guide
Richmond Grows
Concord Seed Lending Library
Steamboat Seed Library

Thanks to everyone who has helped with this project, including sponsors, donors, and volunteers!
Heart and Soul Creative Coalition Western Colorado Community Foundation


Volunteers and staff work hard to attach labels to seed packets in preparation for check out!

Volunteers and staff work hard to attach labels to seed packets in preparation for check out!



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