Seed saving tools in everyone’s hands
This free, accessible educational initiative was born of a desire to offer home gardeners, permaculture practitioners and students practical, low-tech, and easy-to-implement solutions to save, produce, and share seeds within their community, with a focus on resiliency, heritage preservation, and food sovereignty. Outlining the importance, value, and potential of seed saving as a critical regenerative lever for the future, the knowledge shared here will also be of interest to Permaculture Design Course (PDC) holders seeking to specialize and hone their skills. Through their use, these empowering tools stand as a means to raise awareness around and stress the importance of seed saving as a vital foundation of human existence, threaten by climate change. They are a powerful catalyst to give birth to the much-needed seed savers and stewards of tomorrow, eager to act for the common good and reclaim our rights while promoting local food initiatives.
Being an ongoing long-term, all content shared through this platform will gradually be updated, expanded, and enriched over time with additional information, illustrations, photos, videos, and specific tutorials. Other forms of educational content are also being considered, more geared toward advanced seed savers. To further ensure the preservation of this project, all the resources will eventually be compiled and made available as a regularly updated downloadable .zip archive intended to be easily accessed and shared offline.
A project by seed savers for seed savers
LearnSeedSaving.com is offered and run independently by Samanea, an upcoming initiative committed to produce, share and protect seeds of local varieties, train future seed savers, and tend the land through regenerative and collective activism.
Note: We are still in search of an existing small community or neglected piece of land that would be willing to host and benefit from our project (in the European subtropics/American tropics/Asia). Any help would be greatly appreciated, feel free to get in touch with us!
Help us to maintain this educational initiative
Designing and maintaining such a project requires efforts, time, and resources. If the information shared here has been helpful and valuable to you at one point or another, please consider supporting us with a donation. Our deepest appreciation and gratitude!
How to navigate the base
The knowledge base has been designed to be used both sequentially and as a reference for seed savers and students to consult whenever the need arises. Individuals new to seed saving are especially invited to explore the base’s modules according to the order they are presented in. Appendices aim to share complementary information as well as other relevant reference materials can be approached independently.
All content shared through LearnSeedSaving.com is available under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 4.0) allowing anyone to freely copy and redistribute the material in any medium or form; adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material; under the condition that appropriate credit is made, a link to the license is provided, potential changes are clearly stated, and the material is not used for commercial purposes. Unless stated otherwise, images and illustrations shared through this website are from the public domain or under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. Pictures are credited accordingly when it is required and/or when author information is available.