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Support our mission to save and share America's heirloom seeds by becoming a member today.

What Our Members Do:

Share Seeds

Our community of members are part of the Seed Exchange, where rare seeds are shared to ensure their ongoing survival. This vital conservation work helps keeps rare seeds in circulation.

Be Part of Our Work

Your garden can be part of our conservation work through the Citizen Science Corps program (formerly M-GEN). Learn more about the program.

Continue the Legacy

When you become a member, your financial support enables us to keep moving forward and continue saving and sharing seeds for future generations. Learn more about our mission.

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Memberships are donation-based and every dollar helps support our preservation work and every dollar makes a difference. Select the membership amount you wish to contribute and add to cart:


Paperless Membership

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Lifetime Membership

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*All memberships are one-year memberships, with the exception of the $1500 membership, which is a lifetime membership.

*Memberships at all levels receive the same benefits, with the exception of paperless, which includes digital-only copies of our membership publications.

Membership Perks

Special member discounts, inlcuding 10% off on purchases from our online store, and member pricing on events and workshops.

Member email updates and our quarterly membership magazine, The Heritage Farm Companion, which is filled with stories from the Seed Savers Exchange community, gardening and seed saving advice, and updates from the organization.

Free or reduced admission to gardens, arboreta, and conservatories through the American Horticultural Society.

NEW PERK: Member Growing Club: Receive access to varieties not available to the public via our catalog/website for free, just for being a member. Learn more.

Give the Gift of Membership

Share the rewards of membership with the purchase of a gift membership card. You can purchase a $25 gift membership card or a $50 gift membership card.

Membership FAQs

How do I receive my membership discount?

Log in to the site using the email address you used to purchase your membership. When you log in, your discount will automatically be activated and you’ll see a 10% discounted price on items.

Do I need to be a member to purchase from your site or catalog?

Nope! You do not need to be a member to shop with us. Everyone is welcome.

What is the Seed Exchange?

The Seed Exchange is our community seed swap. Gardeners list seeds they’ve grown, making them available to other Exchange participants. The Exchange facilitates the sharing of heirloom seeds so that they may be grown and stewarded by more and more people. The Exchange is at the heart of our mission and story.

How do I access the Exchange?

Go to the Exchange website and log in or create an account. First-time users will need to create a separate login from the one they created on (It’s acceptable to create a login setup that matches your account.) Those who joined prior to August 2017 and previously used the Exchange will need to update their password only. You will need to create an account to request or list seeds, or view an Exchange participant's contact information. For questions about the exchange, please email

What is the Yearbook?

The Yearbook is a paper copy of what seeds are listed in the Exchange. Seeds can be listed at any time on the Exchange, whereas the Yearbook provides a snapshot. Listings are gathered at the end of a year and printed in a book, much like a phone book. The Yearbook was the original Exchange and existed long before the online Exchange.

Members at the $50 level or above are eligible to receive the paper Yearbook, but you must request it, as it is not automatically sent to eligible members. Please email to request. (Yearbooks are distributed in January/February.)

What is the Heritage Farm Companion?

The Heritage Farm Companion is our membership magazine. It’s delivered quarterly in approximately March, June, September, and December. If you joined at the $25 level, you will receive a digital edition delivered via e-mail. If you joined at the $50 level or above, you’ll receive the digital edition and a paper copy via mail.

I joined at the $50 level or above and prefer not to receive paper publications. How can I select this option??

Please send us an email at and we can update your preferences. (Please note that depending on where we are in our publishing cycle, you may yet receive a print copy.)