Seed saving resources

Seed Guardian resources

Seed Guardian return forms:

  • PDF version
  • The editable Seed Guardian return form can be downloaded from the bottom of this web page.

Please only use when sending Guardian seed to the Heritage Seed Library

Seed Saving Guidelines

Other seed saving organisations

Dyfi Valley seed savers
Dyfi Valley Seed Savers is a not-for-profit organisation, based in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, and run mainly by volunteers.
Seed savers network - USA
Irish Seed Saving Association
Seed saving network - Australia
Seeds of diversity - Canada
Canada's Heritage Seed Program for gardeners. This is the source for information about heritage seeds, seed saving, plant diversity, garden history and your own garden heritage.
Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada
A charitable organization dedicated to the health and vitality of the earth through the preservation and promotion of heritage seeds.
Froesamlerne - Danish seed saving organisation (website in Danish)
Foreningen SESAM - Swedish seed saving organisation (website in Swedish)

Leonardo and Grundtvig Partners

The Leonardo and Grundtvig Programmes (now Erasmus+) fund Lifelong Learning Projects supporting UK vocational education and training (VET) organisations, staff and volunteers to work together with European partners to improve training and skills.


Spain - Red de Semillas – (website in Spanish)
Spain - Red Andaluza de Simillas 'Cultivando Biodiversidad' – (website in Spanish)
France - Reseau Semences Paysannes – (website in French)
Italy - Rete Semi Rurali – (website in Italian)
Austria - Arche Noah
Hungary - ESSRG (website in Hungarian)
Greece - Enallaktiki Koinotita Peliti (website in Greek with translation available)


Croatia – Zelena Mreza Aktivistickih Grupa
Austria - Arche Noah
Poland – Stowarzyszenie Dla Dawnych Odmian i Ras (website in Polish)
Portugal – GAIA Grupo de Accao e Intervencao Ambiental (website in Portuguese)

Other seed suppliers that may interest you

Thomas Etty Esq.
Supplier of heritage seeds & bulbs for the period garden
Real Seeds
Family business producing and supplying open-pollinated vegetable seeds

Specific vegetable sites/diversity issues

Millennium Seed Bank
Focus is on global plant life faced with the threat of extinction and plants of most use for the future. Seeds conserved in seed banks as an insurance against the risk of extinction in their native habitat.
Curcubit Network
Dedicated to promoting conservation and understanding of the Cucurbitaceae through education and research.
BeanGenes is a plant genome data base which currently contains information relevant to Phaseolus and Vigna species.
Bioversity International
Bioversity is the world's largest international research organization dedicated solely to the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity. It is non-profit and independently operated.
Vegging out with Adam
Website of Seed Guardian Adam Alexander, he describes it as the website for vegaholics covering all aspects of organic horticulture and seed saving.