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 seeds 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.

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. Then, in March 2017, Alpine Bank generously sponsored the seed library with the funds needed to expand the program to the whole county, thus becoming the Delta County Seed Library. Dedicated volunteers and staff continue to work hard to sort, package, and label the seeds so you can have a rewarding gardening experience!

Thanks to everyone who has helped with this project, including sponsors, donors, and volunteers!

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Seed Saving ABC’s

Check out some basic definitions that will be helpful if you are just getting into seed saving and gardening.

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Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance

A nonprofit organization working to connect communities in the Mountain West with the local seeds that sustain them.

Donate seeds! To share your saved seeds with your community,  bring your dry, clearly labeled seeds in a sealed bag/container to your local library. Choose the Library you will be donating seeds to and fill out the form online:

If you have any questions contact your local library. You can also print this form and bring it in with your seeds.