How to Grow a Seed Collective: A Community Template for Seed Saving

The goal of this publication is to assist communities in creating maps and databases of existing seed growers, keep track of seed, and to have education near at hand for new folks or eager growers. The template has been broken into categories that cover seed saving basics to ensure quality collections; seed storage and distribution systems—both on paper and computer records; plus a list of resources. Communities may choose only the sections that they feel are needed, adapt ideas for their own use, or may wish to begin utilizing all sections of the collective on top of their existing activities. As well, we have included an information page for commercial growers so that the whole system can grow.

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