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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

Nanas pasta sauce with meatballs and spaghetti on a plate.

Nana’s Pasta Sauce

Submitted by Nikki Riccelli-Tygard, inspired by her parents, Nicholas Domenico “Nick” Riccelli, Theresa Grace Ausilio Riccelli, and her “Nana” Rachel Scarcello Ausilio, stewards of the ‘Ausilio Thin Skin Italian’ heirloom pepper. “I fondly remember my adorable Nana spending time with my father, Nick, in the kitchen,” says Nikki.

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