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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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  • Saving Seeds from Biennial Plants

    New to our blog is a guide for saving seeds from biennial plants. Biennials are plants that take two growing seasons to produce seeds, such as cabbage, collards, kale, carrots and many more crops.

    View the slideshow and details here


  • 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

  • Community Seed Resource Program

    New: Community Seed Resource Program

    In collaboration with Seed Matters, this new program is intended to provide educational resources and support for community seed projects and to promote the exchange of seed, knowledge, and skills.

    Learn more here


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