The Door County Seed Library offers FREE open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that you can check out to plant and grow at home. Best of all, there’s no due date and no late fees!

Why save seeds?

Humans have been saving seeds for over 12,000 years, but in the last 100 years much of that knowledge has been lost, along with significant plant biodiversity. When you grow and save your own seeds, you can:

🌼 Help promote and preserve biodiversity – think variety!

🌼 Develop seed stock that is well suited to our unique local climate

🌼 Grow healthy food for your family

🌼 Save money!

🌼 Promote pollinator-friendly plants

We encourage, but don’t require, all members to learn basic seed-saving techniques.
When you participate in the Door County Seed Library, you help to create a culture of sharing and abundance.

Our mission

Our mission is to preserve and nurture heritage seeds and local Door County garden history through education, seed sharing, and seed saving.

In addition to providing access to free seeds, we support gardeners and seed savers, from beginner to expert, through the process of growing, harvesting, and seed saving. We are also documenting and sharing “seed stories,” which are the histories, cultural traditions, and community ties associated with the seeds that historically have been grown in Door County.

Our hope is that the benefits of the Door County Seed Library will expand and ripple through our community as more and more residents become aware of the importance of eating wholesome food and begin to redevelop a connection with the centuries-long traditions of gardening and seed saving.

Have questions about growing your vegetables or flowers?

You can post a question on our Facebook page or send us an email at