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 flyer and see how easy it is!

Check out our seed catalog here.

Plan for Harvest Time:

Click here for our seed return form This form helps us to track the seeds we check out.  We really appreciate if you fill one out with each set of seeds you return.

Learn how to return your seeds here.

In the News:

Delta County Independent March 2015

Delta County Independent October 2014

Merchant Herald January 2013

Our first seed patron!

Our first seed patron!

Learn More:

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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