Seed Savers Exchange
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We built a movement, not a seed company.
Since 1975, we have grown, saved, and shared heirloom seeds and led a movement to protect biodiversity and preserve heirloom varieties. At the heart of our organization is a seed bank that houses a collection of 20,000+ rare, open-pollinated varieties. With gardeners like you, we can get these seeds where they belong—in gardens and on tables everywhere, for generations to come.
When seeds are in our bank, they are protected. When seeds are growing in your garden, they thrive.
Thank you for growing with us.
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We steward a collection of 20,000+ rare and heirloom varieties in a seed bank at our Iowa headquarters.
Through our catalog and online store, we get varieties out of our seed bank and growing. Sales support our nonprofit work.
We educate and support community groups and gardeners looking to grow, save, and share seeds.
Seed Savers Exchange stewards Americaʼs culturally diverse and endangered garden and food crop legacy for present and future generations. We educate and connect people through collecting, regenerating, and sharing heirloom seeds, plants, and stories.
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As part of the SSE community, you're helping keep heirlooms in our gardens and on our tables. Thanks for being here!