Herman Believed in the Power of Seed.



The financial support of Herman Warsh and his wife Maryanne Mott helped to establish Seed Savers Exchange’s Heritage Farm.

In honor of Herman’s generosity and patience, each year we donate seeds to organizations and community gardens across the United States.


Groups that qualify for seed donations include:

  •       •community and educational groups who will freely share the harvest
  •       •community and educational groups who will save seed for others in need
  •       •non-profits, schools, community gardens, and educational programs

  • Due to customs restrictions and shipping costs we cannot honor requests outside of the United States.


    We do not accept request from individuals or from projects where seed or resulting produce will be sold.




    Donations are mailed within 4-6 weeks and include a variety of seeds based on supply. As seeds may have been stored in a wide variety of conditions, we recommend planting the seeds within 1 year.

    We love to share the photos and stories from groups using the seed donations so please reach out and tell us your garden story.