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Protect America's garden heritage by growing seeds with a story.

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Meet our new Executive Director

The Seed Savers Exchange Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Buttala as its new executive director, effective July 10, 2017. Buttala succeeds John Torgrimson, who announced in July 2016 he would step down from the position after seven years of leadership.

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What We Do

We preserve 25,000+ rare and heirloom seeds in our vault.

We help others save and share seeds in their gardens and communities.

We share our seed collection via our catalog and shop.

We teach gardeners and seed savers, passing on knowledge and traditions.

Our Mission

We conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.

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