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Keeping heirloom seeds in our gardens and on our tables.

Founded in 1975

Seed Savers Exchange's Mission

Seed Savers Exchange stewards America’s 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.


Our mission is dependent on you.

Together, we can ensure these varieties are around for generations to come. Join our community today.

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Connection is sown in community.

Seed Savers Exchange offers a mix of virtual and in-person events throughout the year. Learn from our knowledgeable staff as well as experienced growers and seed savers in our network, and support our nonprofit mission to save America’s heirloom seeds.

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Seed the Future: Grow Something Good

July 21-22, 2023 / Virtual


Recent Articles

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SSE launches website redesign

The new Seed Savers Exchange website highlights the impressive impact of nearly 50 years of participatory preservation efforts, and offers a closer look at current programming. SSE aims to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in gardening and seed saving and facilitate their ability to grow healthy, heirloom food.

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Several glass jars with a variety of different seeds sit in a row on a glass shelf


How to Store Seeds

Protect your rare or stock-up sale finds with these three proper storage tips that ensure your seeds are viable when the planting time is right. It doesn’t take much, especially if you are storing seeds for two years or less.

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