Our Seed Saving program trains local gardeners how to save seeds and creates networking opportunities for seed sharing.
Though small in size, seeds play a big role in sustainable food. Fostering local seed saving helps lower the cost of gardening and improve the productivity and flavor of locally grown produce. We collect and distribute productive, unique and delicious seed varieties by bringing local gardeners together to share and support each other’s seed saving efforts.
Learn to save your own seeds. In these workshops, you’ll learn the best varieties of vegetable seeds to save, how to tell when the seeds are ready for collecting, and how to store seeds to keep them viable. We offer classes in partnership with Multnomah County Library locations. Join our email list or follow us on Facebook to receive updates on seed classes.
We host a public seed swap in the winter in conjunction with the National Seed Swap day. Our 2017 and 2018 events were held at the Midland Library in East Portland involving more than 100 people. Join our email list or follow us on Facebook to receive updates on seed classes.