Fidalgo Seed Share


FIDALGO SEED SHARE has been created to encourage home gardeners here on Fidalgo and Guemes Islands and other nearby locations by sharing locally grown seed and supporting and educating growers of all sorts.   Stop by the Anacortes Library to collect seed and find information about starting your garden from seed and saving your favorites for next year.  We also have a significant collection of commercial seed for you to try; maybe you’ll find the next best seed for our conditions.


As part of Transition Fidalgo, we are committed to doing our part to ensure a local, resilient food system.  Since much of our food can be grown in ou

r own gardens and gardening starts with seeds, we save seed.  Saving seed ensures a supply as well as a diversity of plants adapted to local growing conditions and is a critical part of a resilient food system.

Gathering seeds


Gardeners, you’re welcome to “borrow” small quantities of seeds, grow them for food or flowers, or grow them out for seeds. If the seeds are saved, some can be returned to the library for the next grower. In that way, our seed library
will keep the seed exchange going and growing.


Come in and get some seeds whenever the Anacortes Library is open (find us between the “teen” stacks and the small conference rooms). Become part of a growing community of gardeners who cherish and care for seeds!

As the season ends, save seed from your successful plantings.  Check our RESOURCES page for details on saving seed for many different plants.


Our RESOURCES page has links to many useful websites for both growing plants and saving seed of all types.   If you need further assistance, email us at

~Fidalgo Seed Share is a project of Transition Fidalgo, and is partnering with the Anacortes Library to help grow a more resilient community through the practice of saving and sharing seeds.~

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