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Heirloom Plant Sale

Spring is almost here! Seed Savers Exchange’s Heirloom Plant Sale returns to the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center at Heritage Farm in Decorah, 10 AM to 5 PM.


National Seed Swap Day

Join Seed Savers Exchange and Convergence CiderWorks to celebrate National Seed Swap Day! Festivities will include community seed swap + seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange seed bank, live music, a presentation on seed saving, and more.

A metal storage tin holding seed packets sits outdoors on a blue tablecloth next to a small calendar, a green gourd, and small pumpkins. Various seeds are scattered on the table.

Start with a Seed

Plant the seeds for a successful summer of gardening. This informative Heritage Farm workshop will walk you through the basics of seed selection, seed starting, and transplanting, as well as offer tips for a successful year of gardening.

Apple tree filled with green apples.

Apple Grafting

Learn to graft your own apple trees through our series of virtual presentations and small-group sessions. Registration includes guidance for caring for your apple trees throughout the year and access to educational videos, recordings of live sessions, and other resources.


Annual Virtual Conference

In 2024, Seed Savers Exchange’s annual conference will take place over the course of four days in four different months. Join us virtually for inspiring keynote speakers, informational workshops, and a chance to connect with the larger seed community.

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

Benefit Concert

Enjoy a magical benefit concert under the stars and among the gardens. Ticket sales support SSE’s non-profit mission to protect and promote America’s garden and food heritage.

A wooden box of red, orange, yellow, and white tomatoes of varying sizes

Tomato Tasting

Back by popular demand Seed Savers Exchange is pleased to announce the return of the tomato tasting event. Celebrate the joy and benefits of crop biodiversity and vote for your favorite tomato. 

Woman standing in a room surrounded by shelves of packages.

Behind the Scenes at Heritage Farm: Tour & Field Day

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work happening on Heritage Farm. From garden tours to tours of the preservation seed lab and the seed-processing shed, this is an opportunity to hear from staff who spend their days tending to the seeds in our care and see the places in which that work takes place.

Apple orchard

Heritage Orchard Tour and Apple Tasting

Tour our historic Heritage Orchard, taste apples while learning their history, and stick around for an apple-pressing demonstration. This all-ages event is sure to be a hit!

Seeds in five glass mason jars.

Seed School

Virtual Seed School Save the Dates Seed Savers Exchange’s virtual seed school is a 7-week course (1.5-2 hour sessions per week) where gardeners from all over the world will learn…