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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.

Benefit Concert crowd gathered on a lawn in front of a stage and red barn.

Benefit Concert

August 10, 2024 / Heritage Farm, 3074 North Winn Rd, Decorah, IA 52101


Recent Articles

The neat rows of plants in the evaluation garden at Heritage Farm


It’s National Weed Your Garden Day!

So maybe it doesn’t spark the excitement of National Doughnut Day (June 2) or National Chocolate Ice Cream Day (June 7) or even National Selfie Day (no, you haven’t missed that—it’s June 21). But here at Seed Savers Exchange, we think National Weed Your Garden Day—observed annually on June 13—has a whole lot going for it too.

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What to Plant in Your Garden in June

Did you know you can still plant in your garden in June? Odds are good you’ve already transplanted your tomatoes and peppers and harvested lettuce or other greens to serve up fresh for dinner. Yes, your garden has sprung to life, but if you’re interested in more than just weeding and watering, plenty of crops are still ripe for planting in many regions of the United States.

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