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Seed Library

Seed saving is the process of saving seeds from plants and crops you are currently growing for the next season. It is often fairly straightforward and gives the seed saver the opportunity to select seeds for qualities such as yield, flavor, nutrition, color, resilience to local environment and pests.

Saving and sharing seeds is a practice as old as agriculture itself that is important to restore in order to have food sovereignty and develop local resilient varieties.

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The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs

Provides simple instructions that clearly explains the whole process, from basic plant biology to proper seed storage and successful propagation.

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Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables.

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The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving

Filled with advice for the home gardener and the more seasoned horticulturist alike, The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving provides straightforward instruction on collecting seed that is true-to-type and ready for sowing in next year’s garden.

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Seeds: Time Capsules of Life

Special light and scanning electron microscopy are used to obtain astonishing images of diverse seeds at various states of maturity. Pods, pouches, keys, nuts and other vehicles of dispersal are explained and illustrated.

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Back Garden Seed Saving

In this book you will find easy-to-follow, crop by crop guidelines to help you save your own seed. Relevant to the beginner as well as the expert, Back Garden Seed Saving tells how and why we should join in the battle to save our irreplaceable vegetable heritage, and the reward--a kitchen full of tasty vegetables.

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Beginning Seed Saving

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener explores how seed saving is both easier than we think and essential for vibrant, independent, and bountiful gardens.

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The Manual of Seed Saving

This authoritative guide brings together the experience of experts in the field who have found, through careful trialing, how to reliably maximize seed quality and yield for more than 100 crop plants. Clear information on such critical issues as pollination, isolation distances, cultivation, harvest, storage, and pests and diseases is provided.

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Starting and Saving Seeds

Author and gardening expert Julie Thompson-Adolf will walk you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy.

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An illustrated introduction to saving seeds—how to harvest seeds from your own garden, set up a seed library to share with your community, and grow plants from your own seed stash. With a directory of plants and easy-to-follow instructions, this is the perfect book for first-time gardeners.

Local Classes

Seed saving classes are a great way to learn how to save seeds. They are usually offered in late summer through the fall.