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Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.

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  • Time to plan your fall garden!

    Although it seems summer just started, it's already time to start planning for your fall garden. For a limited time, take 20% off select seed packets for fall planting.

    Shop for seeds here

  • Collection to Catalog to You

    Possibly the best way to ensure the preservation of a rare seed variety is to distribute it as widely as possible. Many rare seeds come to us from a single person or family, then end up in hundreds of gardens across the nation.

    See the infographic and read more about this process

  • Evaluating Heirlooms at the 2014 Conference

    Attendees at our 2014 Annual Conference were invited to participate in Tasting Trials as part of our Evaluation Program. This program is tasked with evaluating heirlooms in order to provide descriptions for gardeners and consumers.

    Learn more here

  • Free Community Field Day at Heritage Farm!

    Saturday, August 16th, Decorah-area residents are invited to a free pancake breakfast and community field day to learn more about what we do at Heritage Farm. Join us for behind-the-scenes tours, kids activities, and hay wagon rides.

    Learn more and register here


  • The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN estimates that 75% of the world’s crop diversity disappeared between 1900 and 2000.