Save the Seed
Save the Seed (Español) is a free online inventory tool created by and for farmers, gardeners, seed banks, and librarians in the North American Humid Subtropics to cooperatively catalog and share seeds and information in the interest of preserving traditional organic farming and our heirloom plants. When we enter our seed bank inventories we can print out seed packet labels, storage labels, track strains of growouts, document trait selection, and record the history behind each variety. The site may also be useful for community seed librarians to make requests to participating seed banks for packets of these seeds. When we acquire the seeds for growing, we may learn about the breeding history, so that we can continue selecting for those traits as well as contribute seeds or documentation back to the seed bank.
Seeds may be made available on a rotating basis, with consideration for local laws, and the limitations of each seed bank. In the spirit of preservation, we request that you grow out, save your seed, and re-share these varieties with friends, family and your local seed bank. Farmers, Gardeners, Seed Exchangers, Librarians, and volunteers are invited to request a user account at the top right of this page. Cooperative involvement through this website can be maintained by:
For Seed Exchangers