Seed Saving & Gardening Resources
Seed Saving Resources
- Seed Saving Workshop Recording
- Saving Seeds: Where to Start
- Community Seed Network Seed Saving Resources
- Fedco Seeds- Four Seed Freedoms
- Open Source Seed Initiative
- Organic Seed Production Manuals for the Mid-Atlantic and South
- Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
- Scatterseed Project
- Seed Broadcast
- Seed Savers Alliance: Seed Saving Resources
- Seed Savers Exchange: Gardening & Seed Saving Resources
- Sierra Seeds
General Gardening Resources
- Recommended Planting Dates for the Mid-Atlantic Region
- Southern Exposure Growing Guides
- Top Crops for Beginner Gardeners
- U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance
Resources at JMU Libraries
by Cindy Conner
Seed Libraries is a practical guide to saving seeds through community programs, including: step-by-step instructions for setting up a seed library; a wealth of ideas to help attract patrons and keep the momentum going; and profiles of existing libraries and other types of seed saving partnerships.
by Micaela Colley
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 and saving seed from your favorite heirloom and open-pollinated plants.
by Rob Kesseler
This large-format book melds art and science in an authoritative examination of the design and function of seeds.
by Diane Ott Whealy
Presents the biography of the conservationist who began the Seed Savers Exchange with her ex-husband in order to save seeds passed down through generations and maintain horticultural diversity
by Robert E. Gough & Cheryl Moore-Gough
A full-color resource explains how to gather, clean, and store seeds for three hundred different kinds of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, trees, and shrubs, as well as how to propagate and care for new seedlings
Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed-keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. These farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous people are fighting a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.
Seeds represent hope, a new beginning. Amid battles over GMO crops and monocultures that dominate American farmlands, FOOD FORWARD travels to meet seed savers pursuing grassroots alternatives. From the dry deserts of Arizona to corn and soybean growers in Iowa and Illinois, genetic diversity does matter and the roots of change are taking hold.
Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds looks at the extraordinary challenges that seeds face, placing our food supply at risk and threatening our farms. In it you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers, renegade gardeners, passionate seed savers, artists and activists all work to plant the seeds of information and inspiration within this film that tells the story of one of our most precious resources.
- Silver Run Forest Farm
- Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
- EMU Campus Garden & Compost Project
- Harrisonburg Farmers Market
- The Natural Garden
- Vine & Fig
- Young Jupiter Market Garden
- Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners
- Seed Library – Augusta County Library
- Shenandoah Permaculture Institute
- Sustainability Matters
- Rockingham County Extension service