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Seed Savers Exchange, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Agricultural Programs, Food

Mission: Our mission is to save North America's diverse, but endangered, garden heritage for future generations by building a network of people committed to collecting, conserving and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, while educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity.

Programs: Publications of educational materials for the organizations 12,500

growing gardens necessary for maintaining seed collection of 20,000

operate heritage farm as a visitor center and educational center

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's hard to place value on an organization that is working for food security. What is more important than passing on our food traditions from generation to generation. With most of our nations food coming from thousands of miles a way, I take no small comfort in knowing Seed Savers is making sure that American Farmers and gardeners can continue to grow the plants our ancestors worked so hard in perfecting. Thanks for the good work and all the wonderful varietals.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I ordered seeds from them last spring (2013) and I received them packaged properly but it had been raining here. The envelope was soaked through and my seeds got wet. I dried them out until I was ready to plant. None of them germinated. I sent SSE and email and explained what happened, just so they would be aware that the packaging was NOT waterproof and my seeds had molded from the rain that soaked the envelope. They emailed me back within a couple days stating they were sending me out replacement seeds. I had only purchased 3 or 4 packets for a very small backyard garden. I was blown away with their promptness, especially because I hadn't contacted them with the intention of getting replacement product. I love what they stand for and I will definitely do business with them again!