Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) has released their 2016 Yearbook, a listing of fruit, vegetable, grain, flower, and herb seeds that SSE members have harvested and would like to share with others. The 2016 Yearbook has over 16,422 unique varieties of plants listed; many of them are available nowhere else in the United States.Read More
A successful community seed exchange requires some planning. Even if the event is completely free, if people leave feeling frustrated or confused, that can be worse than having no event at all. So here are our tips to help you prepare a successful swap. Don’t worry too much – guest blogger Steph Gaylor has always found that people who love plants and seeds are generous by nature, and it isn't hard to keep their good energy going once you have it.Read More
To ensure communities can feed themselves, seed saving must become a fundamental practice. Whether a food pantry, community garden, or public library, myriad ways exist for seeds and seed saving knowledge to be shared. Does your community currently save seeds? Would you like them to?Read More
Over 200 community gardens are present in Flint. The adoption of the city’s first long-range master plan in over 50 years is invigorating community gardening and urban agriculture enthusiasts with the mapping of “Green Innovation” areas and “Green Neighborhoods.” The Flint Seed Democracy is hoping to keep crops for food and seed firmly rooted in the local climate and economy.Read More
Recently, state governments in Pennsylvania and Maryland have intervened to prevent the free distribution of home-saved vegetable seeds through public seed libraries in their states, citing legislation meant to regulate the commercial sale of seeds.
At Seed Savers Exchange, we feel that these actions are misguided and overzealous.Read More