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Our seedbank manager Tim Johnson recently chatted with Margaret Roach from A Way to Garden about The Seed Garden -- listen in or read a transcript here!

http://awaytogarden.com/learning-to-save-seed-with-seed-savers-exchange/
DOES YOU GARDEN PLAN include an end game of seed saving–of letting favorite edibles produce not just a delicious harvest, [read more…]
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WELCOME to all our new members and THANK YOU to our whole community for helping preserve heirloom seeds!

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How do you fend off the bugs that bite in YOUR garden? Do these 6 plants really help?
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Just add bread and butter. (And salt and pepper. But you knew that.)
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Happy Earth Day from Seed Savers Exchange!
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Are you an Iowa landowner?  Do you know one?  You'll want to check out the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, an organization that works to keep Iowa's farmland in the hands of food growers for the next generation. 

http://silt.org/
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The one and only Gary Paul Nabhan on superweeds, monarchs, and a "perfect storm" for farmers, in the Des Moines Register.
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This is what the SSE community is all about. We'd love to have you on board!
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Ten great tips for sustainable eating from Food Tank: The Food Think Tank -- Add your suggestions to the list!
Food Tank shares small, sustainable ways to help grow a better food system - minus the dirty hands.
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Look who's here! We are thrilled to introduce The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving!

How to get your copy: http://www.seedsavers.org/The-Seed-Garden-The-Art-Practice-of-Seed-Saving.html
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ICYMI, something lovely from Food Tank: The Food Think Tank -- regenerative agriculture for Colorado veterans
One community organization in southwest Colorado is helping combat veterans reintegrate to civilian life through sustainable agriculture.
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How does your garden change in times of drought? Different varieties? Different watering practices?
The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.
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Non-profit dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom and open-pollinated seeds
Introduction
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom and open-pollinated seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. 

Our Work

Seed Savers Exchange offers an alternative model to big agriculture through our work, encouraging participatory preservation among our members, and by signing the safe seed pledge.

Seed Savers Exchange knows that the future of our planet depends on a genetically diverse food supply and carries out our important work by:

  • Maintaining thousands of varieties of different plant types-from amaranth to watermelon-in one of the largest seed banks of its kind in North America.

  • Regenerating seed in isolation gardens and storing them in ideal conditions.

  • Documenting valuable cultural information on varieties and their histories.

  • Distributing heirloom varieties to members and the public through the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook and the Seed Savers Exchange Catalog.

  • Storing varieties in back-up locations at the USDA Seed Bank in Fort Collins, CO and at Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. These off-site deposits remain the property of SSE.

    Our mission is supported by donations, memberships, sales, sponsorships and grants.