Seed Savers Exchange is an organization of environmentally-conscious gardeners
dedicated to preserving heirloom (handed down, non hybrid) varieties of
garden and crop plants. The advent of mechanized agriculture and
bio-engineering has caused many farmers to stop growing open pollinated
varieties, many of which are now endangered. SSE maintains biodiversity
through its Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa,, where thousands of varieties
are grown and preserved, and through a network of members who grow these
varieties in their own gardens. Every year SSE issues its annual
Yearbook, which lists thousands of varieties of vegetable and other crop
seeds, tubers and plants offered by members for a small fee to other members.
For information on membership, visit the Seed
Savers Exchange web site. Seed Savers Exchange also has another
seed exchange program for herb and flowers, the Flower
and Herb Exchange.
are my past SSE and FHE listings.
Seed requests are available only to SSE/FHE members.
left: Thai Hot, Relleno, Habanero