Whether you are new to plants or a cultivation expert, find resources to make your garden thrive this season.

Seed Library


From March through May, community members of all ages are invited to take up to five flower, fruit, and vegetable packets per week from the seed library at no cost to grow at home. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this is the perfect opportunity to nurture your green space and watch your garden flourish. Seed libraries are located at the Grants Pass, Williams, and Wolf Creek branches.

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Home on the Range

Test your knowledge with this Smithsonian app and quiz yourself about plants, animals, and habitat ranges.

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How to BEE helpful

Learn more about the various ways to help promote a healthy bee population in your community.

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Local resources

Josephine County Master Gardener Association
The trained Master Gardener volunteers extend sustainable gardening information to Josephine County through educational outreach programs.
Grants Pass Growers Market
Learn more about the Growers Market that has become a Saturday morning tradition in downtown Grants Pass.
Raptor Creek Farm
Learn about Josephine County Food Bank's Raptor Creek Farm and their programs including the senior garden and youth garden.

OSU Extension Service

OSU Extension Service
Search by gardening topics including pollinators, gardening techniques, and more. Ask questions via the Ask an Expert feature.
OSU Stay at Home Gardening
Stay at Home Gardening teaches all the gardening essentials from prepping soil, planting seeds, and even worm care! Their lessons and activities are designed for all ages so anyone can join in on the fun!
Food Hero
Whether you are a new or experienced gardener or cook, Food Hero has resources for everyone.

Resources for gardening with kids

Kids Gardening
Opportunities for kids to learn and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder. Garden based activities, garden lesson plans, and growing inspiration blog. visit Kids Gardening
Ultimate gardening activities for kids
Find how-to guides, DIY craft ideas, science experiments, and plenty of ideas to get your garden up and running with the help of your little ones. Explore gardening activities for kids
Bees for Kids
Check out a bee-themed nutrition and garden environmental education activity packet developed at Oregon State University by the Oregon Bee Project and Food Hero. Explore bees for kids