Request a Yearbook

As thanks for being a member, you have access to the Yearbook, our annual print directory of seeds and plants listed in our international gardener-to-gardener seed swap, the Exchange. We do ask that you request your copy so we can be responsible stewards of the resources required to print and distribute the Yearbook. Please request your Yearbook using the link below.

Paperless and Senior levels do not have access to a free print Yearbook but can download a digital PDF of the Yearbook using the link below or use the Exchange website.

2023 Yearbook Addendum: While the “about” information was included for each lister in the original Lister Profiles section, that section contains neither the “order instructions” nor the “location.” The revised Lister Profiles section contains all information provided by listers on their Exchange profiles. Download the 2023 Yearbook Addendum.

When will my Yearbook arrive?

Yearbooks are compiled in December and mailed in January. Request your Yearbook by November 30 to be included in our first shipment. Requests between December 1 and March 31 will be shipped as we receive them. Requests after March 31 will have to wait for the following calendar year to receive a Yearbook.

Yearbook FAQs

No, once you let us know that you prefer to receive a Yearbook, you will be shipped a copy each year that your membership is active.

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.

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 send us an email or give us a call at (563) 387-5672.

The Yearbook is an annual print directory of the Exchange, first published in 1975. The Exchange is publicly available and active throughout the year.

The Yearbook is available in digital format to all members of Seed Savers Exchange. Download the PDF. The link is updated each January with the new edition.

Members at the $50 level and above are eligible to receive the print Yearbook but must request it. Watch for an email in fall to request your Yearbook.

Yearbook Timeline: The Yearbook is developed in December each year and distributed January-March. Members who join or request a Yearbook after March will be added to a mailing list to receive the following year’s edition of the Yearbook. For example, if you join in April 2021, the first Yearbook you will receive will be the 2022 Yearbook in January 2022.