Welcome to Home Grown Food

We are an all-volunteer group dedicated to supporting the efforts of Northern Colorado’s backyard and community food gardeners through workshops, the seed-swap, the starter-barter, and by promoting local food growing events.

Local News & Events

Rain Barrel Workshop

Check out our last workshop to get details on the materials and process involved in making a rain barrel for under $40.

4th Annual Bounty & Brews Beer Dinner

The much anticipated 4th annual Bounty and Brews Beer Dinner will take place Saturday, October 10 inside the greenhouse at Jordan’s Floral Gardens. Local chefs will partner with local breweries to prepare a sumptuous 6 course farm-to fork dining experience. All proceeds benefit The Growing Project. There will be a great silent auction!

Participating breweries and restaurants by course are: Fort Collins Brewery & Modern Tavern, Pateros Creek and Fish, Horse & Dragon with Café Vino, Odell Brewing Company and Ace Gillett’s, New Belgium with The Kitchen, and Black Bottle with El Monte.
» Learn more & download application forms

Community Gardens in Parks

In 2013, the City of Fort Collins City Council approved funds to pilot a project to build four community gardens in city-owned parks. With overwhelming interest from the community, City Council approved in 2014 further funding to open one additional garden in 2015 and one additional garden in 2016.
» Learn more & download application forms


Home Grown Food is an all-volunteer group dedicated to supporting the efforts of Northern Colorado’s backyard and community food gardeners through workshops, seed-swap and starter-bartering events and by helping to publicize other local food events.

Check out our Zone 5 seed starting & planting calendar.


  • Our Mission

    To inspire individuals to develop & sustain organic food-producing gardens in backyards and on private or public land... & to build competence, community & joy while doing it!
  • Starter Barter

    In the interest of keeping backyard food-growing affordable in early May we hold our Starter Barter & Plant Sale.
  • Seed Swap

    Each year in early March in anticipation of the growing season we hold our Seed Swap & Sale, an annual seed exchange and seed-starting event.
  • Join Today!

    There is no fee, everyone is welcome. Fill out our membership form, or e-mail us with questions or for more information.