Beginner’s Seed Saving Guide

If you have a garden, now is the time to collect seeds. To help, we put together this internet-friendly version of  a simple illustrated booklet we’d previously created for beginner seed savers.


There are many reasons to save seeds:


It’s sustainable: avoid dependence on commercial seed while continuing the cycle of growth year after year.


It protects biodiversity: corporations are patenting and genetically modifying seeds, which means that fewer varieties of seed are being grown and that of these, many cannot produce seed to be planted again the following year. In addition, climate change has already shown to have impacted the diversity of life. Some open-pollinated seeds – the kind you can save – are at risk of being lost forever.


It saves money: Without purchasing seeds year after year, you can plant at no cost!


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