When our ancestral gardeners needed seed, there were no glossy catalogs to leaf through. They acquired their replanting stock through the time-honored practice of seed saving, a tradition that stretches back some 10,000 years. We encourage a return to this lost art as a vital step toward reconnecting humans with seeds—the source of all sustenance.
To assist gardeners in making seed purchases that allow for seed saving, we’ve developed Seed Watch. This wallet-sized booklet demystifies often-confusing terminology and serves as a seed buyer’s guide to making choices that support genetically diverse, small-scale bioregional agriculture. Thanks to a generous grant from the Southwestern Foundation in Tucson, we’ve printed 30,000 copies of Seed Watch to freely share with other soil-loving seedheads from nonprofits, educational groups and community organizations.
We include a free copy of Seed Watch in every order placed via our online store. Bulk quantities are available for free to educational, gardening and community organizations, but we ask that requestors pay shipping for orders over 25 copies. Other individuals or organizations may acquire bulk quantities for a nominal fee.
To request bulk quantities of Seed Watch, please complete and submit the form below. We will contact you for payment details, if necessary.