Napa County Seed Library

$2,160 raised from 46 donations

Category: Community

How We Impact the Community

Napa County Seed Library is a free public resource for seed saving and sharing. The mission of our family led, and community powered organization is to grow, save, and share locally adapted seeds to benefit the people in Napa County.

Seeds are the renewable resource at the heart of our mission. Our goal is to strengthen biological cycles, develop new habits, and encourage a greater appreciation for the land, its inhabitants, and the abundance surrounding us. To achieve this:

• We Share – seeds are freely available through our network of seed library annexes.
• We Save – the Seed Exchange Program collects and distributes over 1,000 seed packets annually.
• We Teach – essential seed saving skills are taught through public presentations and social media.
• We Regenerate – expanding the team of skilled seed savers increases local adapted plant biodiversity and supports the growth of robust and healthy home gardens in Napa County.


We are so happy to be collaborating with you to educate, inspire and empower more people to grow their own food! Thank you so much Lauren!

Rob Greenfield, activist and humanitarian dedicated to sustainability, equality

What a $10 donation buys

Four organic seed packs, 10 how-it-works cards, 40 clay desiccant packs, 150 envelopes, one stamp pad.

What a $50 donation buys

A seed library annex cabinet interior, provides all ad space needed to promote our Annual Seed Swap.

Other Ways to Help

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Seed processing
  • Seed organization for long-term storage
  • St. Helena Farmers Market booth assistance
  • Mailer assistance (envelope folding, stamping, and labeling)
  • Photography and video production assistance
  • Social media, website, and graphic design assistance

Donation Needs:

  • Non-GMO, organic, untreated seed (heirloom or locally-adapted preferred)
  • Clean glass jars with lids
  • Light-duty, cardboard gift boxes
  • Clay desiccant packets
  • Clean, milled lumber (redwood, 4×4 posts)
  • Bathroom cabinet or other furnishings with enclosed storage space
  • No-to-low cost ad space in local print and radio media

Business Partners

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Special Opportunity

Napa Nuts is offering a free gift and 10% off your next order to anyone who provides a receipt showing they donated to Napa County Seed Library through CanDo's Give!Guide. Further information and the discount code will be provided with your receipt.

The Napa County Seed Library is offering a trio of seed-savvy books to anyone who donates $100 or more to Napa County Seed Library through CanDo's Give!Guide.
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