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Seed Saving

Some growers save seed for their crops the following year; others save an abundance to exchange with, or sell to, other growers. Some contract to grow seeds for seed companies such as Fedco or Seeds of Change. Others are primarily interested in saving and propagating seeds in an effort to preserve heirloom varieties that are threatening extinction. If you are interested in more information on saving your own seeds here are some places to start:

Seedsaving and Seedsavers' Resources,
A comprehensive seedsaving and seedsavers' website.
Seed to Seed
By Suzanne Ashworth
This book is recommended as a #1 resource and is available from
Seed Saver Publication
RR 3, Box 239
Decorah IA 52101


Seed Exchanges
Flower & Herb Exchange
The Seed Savers Exchange
3076 North Winn Road
Decorah IA 52101
319.382.5990; fax 319.382.5872
Extensive collection; $10/yr

Seeds of Diversity Canada
PO Box 36, Station Q
Toronto ON M4T2L7

Publishes a useful booklet on How to Save Your Own Vegetable Seeds

Home Grown Exchange
16428 Woodstock
Macomb MI 48044
Publishes a monthly newsletter with articles, letters and a seed exchange listing.
$12/yr; $2 for a sample copy