Seed Library

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Seed Library

Our goal is for every household in Fergus Falls to grow fresh food. Try a windowsill, container or square foot garden. We provide free seeds and education to create a more resilient local food system and healthier community.

Free Seeds

Borrow up to 5 packets of seeds per person (they're free)! Learn "How to Grow and Save Seeds" both for your own garden next year and to return some to the seed library in the fall.

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Donate Seeds

Fill out our donation form to contribute your seeds or bring in unused seed packets.


Square Foot Gardening

Thursday, April 12, 6:30-7:30pm

Square foot gardening is the simple practice of planting vegetables in a 4’ x 4’ raised bed divided into 16 one foot squares. By planting a certain amount of seeds in each square, you can grow twice the amount of food in one-fifth the space, resulting in less work, less watering and more production. This method was created and perfected by Mel Bartholomew.

Local garden enthusiast Jason Bergstrand will discuss how to make a square foot garden during a public education seminar on Wednesday, April 12 starting at 6:30pm.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener you will learn new techniques that will make your gardening experience more enjoyable and productive. This seminar is free and open to the public.

Made Possible By

FFPL logo   Fergus Falls Area Garden Club   PartnerSHIP 4 Health   Lake Region Takes Root logo  West Otter Tail County Master Gardener Logo

Seed Donors

Thank you to the thoughtful companies that donated seeds:
Garden Pleasures, Swedberg Nursery, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, BBB Seed, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply, Seed Savers Exchange, Seeds of Change and Territorial Seed Company.