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.
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.