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Other Seed-Saving Organizations
Seed Savers Exchange (U.S.A.)
Seed Savers Exchange (SSE), a nonprofit tax-exempt organization that is saving
oldtime food crops from extinction.
SSE's 8000 members are working together to rescue endangered vegetable and
fruit varieties from extinction. These members are maintaining thousands of
heirloom varieties, traditional Indian crops, garden varieties of the
Mennonite and Amish, vegetables dropped from all seed catalogs and outstanding
foreigh varieties. Each year 1000 members use SSE's publications to distribute
such seeds to ensure their survival. SSE has no monetary interest whatsoever
in any of these varieties and wants only to save them for future generations
Henry Doubleday Research Association (U.K.)
HDRA's Heritage Seed Library is one of Europe's largest non-government
genetic conservation bodies. The library contains over 700 varieties of
interesting and traditional vegetables that can't legally be traded in
Europe. Many are family heirlooms nurtured from generation to
generation; others were once commercial varieties, now no longer
offered by seed companies, the seeds being victims of commercial
pressures and draconian European rules. Members of the library are able
to receive up to seven packets of free seed each year.
Canadian Organic Growers
COG is a national information network for organic farmers, gardeners and
consumers. Founded in 1975, we are a federally incorporated registered charity.
Our mandate is to be a leading organic information and networking resource for
Canada, promoting the methods and techniques of organic growing along with the
associated environmental, health and social benefits.
Rare Breeds Canada
A federally incorporated, charitable organization dedicated to the
conservation, evaluation and study of rare, endangered and minority breeds of
livestock and poultry.
Gardening Web Sites and On-line Seed Exchanges
Seed Company and Nursery Catalogues
Seeds of Diversity's Resource List
We maintain a list of seed companies and nurseries which specialize in heritage seeds, hard-to-find varieties,
and sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices. These are recommendations from our members, and we hope
you will find them useful.
Cyndi's Catalog of Garden Catalogs
This is the most comprehensive list of mail-order garden catalogues that we know of.