Membership in Seed Savers Exchange
By becoming a member you are supporting a grassroots movement of gardeners and seed savers working to ensure a healthy food supply for future gardeners. Every year members exchange thousands of varieties in the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook. This person-to-person seed exchange creates a resilient and diverse seed system able to withstand changing climates and consolidating seed companies. Hundreds of ‘Listed Members’ grow and save over 13,000 fruit, grain, and vegetable varieties to offer to other members. Seeds, plants, roots, bulbs, and more are exchanged by contacting the Listed Member directly—either by phone, email, mail, or the Online Yearbook.
You’ll find an amazing diversity in the Yearbook and Online Seed Exchange—there are more than 4,000 tomato varieties! It also includes many hard-to-find plant types such as amaranth, cowpeas, grapes, horseradish, quinoa, and scorzonera—to name a few. Many of these varieties are not commercially offered and are available only because of the preservation work of our Listed Members.
SSE members are as diverse as the varieties they offer. The network of over 13,000 backyard preservationists in all 50 states and over 40 different countries includes novices as well as lifelong seed savers. You can exchange seed with teacher Jon Thurston of the Troy Howard Middle School Project in Maine, Sister Theonymphi of the Holy Protection Monastery in Pennsylvania, farmer Douglas Hendrickson of Salt Creek Farm in Washington State, and many others.
Participation in the Exchange. The Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook, available online and in print, is a listing of thousands of vegetable and fruit varieties offered by members for members. Members do not need to offer seed in order to participate.
10% discount on all purchases
The Heritage Farm Companion, SSE’s exclusive award winner quarterly membership magazine. The Magazine is available in print and digitally on the Online Seed Exchange.
Discounts to Seed Savers Exchange events and workshops throughout the year
Enrollment in the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP), where they enjoy free admission to nearly 300 participating gardens, arboreta, and conservatories across the U.S. and beyond!