Useful Resources

Seed Saving Resources (UK)

Real Seeds: Free seed saving instruction booklet

Sussex Community Seed Bank: Free online instructions about seed saving, cleaning and drying

Heritage Seed Library: Comprehensive seed saving guidelines

Millennium Seed Bank: Detailed information about the priorities and methods of this leading research centre


Seed Saving Resources (USA)

Organic Seed Alliance: publications about seed-related issues including A Seed Saving Guide for Gardeners and Farmers and a Seed Saving Chart with summary of isolation distances and seed life plus other information

e-Organic: articles, webinars and videos on issues related to organic farming

Seedlibraries.Net – a collection of resources about how to establish and maintain a seed library

USDA Industry Standards: Seed Germination Standards

Seed Savers Exchange: range of learning resources for home-gardeners including a crop by crop Seed Saving Chart (PDF) and a Guide to Starting a Community Seed Bank (PDF)

Adaptive SeedsA Guide to Seed Saving, Seed Stewardship & Seed Sovereignty

Save Seed SharingCampaign and Petition



The Seed Garden published by Seed Savers Exchange

Shattering, Cary Fowler

Breed your own Vegetable Varieties, Carol Deppe

Seed to Seed, Suzanne Ashworth

The Organic Seed Grower, John Navazio

The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food, Janisse Ray