Welcome to Home Grown Food

Dedicated to Northern Colorado’s backyard and community food gardeners, we host our yearly Seed Swap & Starter Barter, related workshops, and collaborate with & promote local food growing groups & food growing events.

16th Annual

Seed Swap & Giveaway

Sat March 4th, 2023

10 am – 12 pm

Old Town Library • 201 Peterson St.

Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is a FREE event! Join us for our 16th annual seed exchange and seed giveaway event presented by Home Grown Food and hosted by the Poudre River Public Library District.

  • Free seeds – tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans, squash, & more!
  • Come share/trade your seeds & pick up some new ones. We’ll have seed drop-off tables w/ seed envelopes.
  • Don’t have seeds to trade? Just bring your desire to start a garden, we have plenty of seeds to share!
  • Free seed-starting soil & pots. Please bring a bag for soil.
  • Master Gardeners on hand for Q & A.
  • Food growing presentations.

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Sat May 6th, 2023

10 am – Noon

16th Annual Starter Barter & Plant Sale

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Seed Starting / Sowing / Planting Calendar (Zone 5)

Check out our essential Zone 5 seed starting / sowing / transplanting calendar. Put it on your fridge, you’ll be lost without it. Designed and created by our member Robert Howard.
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Click here or on the image above to download the PDF version.


  • 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!
  • Seed Swap & Starter Barter

    In the interest of keeping backyard food-growing affordable we hold our Seed Swap the first Sat in March, and our Starter Barter on the first Sat in May.
  • No Dig Gardens

    No-Dig, Lasagna, Compost…. whatever you call it, this is an excellent way of creating thick humus-laden, water retaining, nutrient-rich, organic soil for your vegetables.
  • Join Today!

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