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Seed saving is the practice of collecting, and storing, and growing out seed from one year to the next.

Key aspects of successful seed saving include

Different plants require different techniques for pollination, seed collection and storage.

Seed Saving Resources


Seed saving organization
SeedChange works with small-scale farmers around the world to strengthen their ability to grow good food, starting with local seeds. We partner with family farmers and like-minded nonprofits around the world to reclaim the power of food by delivering...

Open Source Seed Initiative

Seed saving organization
The Open Source Seed Initiative works to maintain fair and open access to plant genetic diversity worldwide. Protecting the freedom of farmers, gardeners, breeders, and future generations to save, replant and share seeds without the threat of privatized...

How to Save Seeds

Seed saving website
A simple, one page step by step guide includes: to what and how to grow, when and how to harvest, and proper storing of seeds.

Peace Seeds

Food organization
**A Planetary Genome Pool Service: Plant Breeding for the Public Domain** Pacific Northwest grown, open pollinated, organic seed. Founder and Director of Research: Alan Kapular. Through Peace Seeds and Peace Seedlings, the Kapulers promote the concepts...

Organic Seed Alliance

Seed saving organization
Grow seed for the common good Leading education, research and advocacy to advance organic seed Seed is part of our common cultural heritage – a living, natural resource that demands careful management to meet food needs now and into the future. Organic...

Seed Savers Exchange

Regional seed saving organization
Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of heirloom seeds in the United States. Their mission is to: - Connect gardeners and farmers through the world's largest open seed exchange. - Collect, store, and regenerate...

BC EcoSeed Co-op

Regional seed saving organization
BC Eco Seed Co-op is a producer's cooperative of farmers providing BC grown certified organic and ecological seeds all grown by farmers in BC.

Borrow Save Share

Regional seed saving website
The website is a project of LifeCycles Project, dedicated to supporting the free and open sharing of locally grown seed in British Columbia. It includes a directory of BC seed libraries and resources to help start community seed libraries.

Salt Spring Seeds

Regional seed saving farm
One of the oldest organic seed companies in BC, specializing in preserving heirloom varieties of beans, legumes, peas, flowers, vegetables, dye plants and medicines. Promoting growing and saving of heirloom seed. Classes, lectures, books. Also founders...

Sunshine Farm

Regional food farm
Sunshine Farm, established in 1987, is a certified organic family farm providing food, seeds, and adult vocational education in Kelowna BC. The farm provides a setting for hands on experience with a wide variety of skills in addition to growing food;...

Seed and Plant Sanctuary

Local seed saving organization
A charitable organization dedicated to the health and vitality of the earth through the preservation and promotion of heritage seeds. It is committed to maintaining, evaluating and keeping databases for all the edible, medicinal and useful crops that...

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