An Afternoon in the Preservation Lab

The Preservation Lab at Seed Savers Exchange was buzzing with activity on this Friday afternoon in February. With about 13 full-time employees whose specializations range from germination testing to seed storage and everything in between, there's always something interesting happening in the Preservation Lab.

Read more about the plant materials preserved at Seed Savers Exchange and the activities that keep our staff busy.

Interested in accessing some of the diversity we are preserving? Become a member of Seed Savers Exchange and take part in the Exchange, where we are offering 2,579 varieties from the collection to our members. In addition to what we are offering to share in the Exchange, our members offer thousands more varieties, bringing the total number of unique varieties our members can access to 13,012. Browse the varieties offered in the Exchange here.

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization located in Decorah, Iowa, with a mission to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.