Seeds of Diversity 
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Weeds are the little vices that beset plant life, and are to be got rid of the best way we know how.
- Farmer's Almanac, 1881
Seeds of Diversity thanks the
J.W. McConnell Family Foundation,
the October Hill Foundation,
The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security
for their support.

Design by
Allison Prindiville

Canadian Seed Library

Find a variety

Seeds of Diversity's Canadian Seed Library
is a collection of seeds that backs up the work of our member seed savers and Canadian heritage seed companies.

As a not-for-profit project, we store back-up samples of Canada's rarest seeds (and some not so rare) in low-humidity freezers to keep them viable and available for future gardeners and farmers. These are your seeds, your collection, brought to you by the work and donations of hundreds of people.

Now storing 3666 samples of seeds.

15% permanently adopted through donations from 314 people and companies,
totalling $92022.45 so far. Adopt a Variety today!

Backing up 2370 varieties from 77 plant species.

What does it look like? Imagine 147.43 kg of seeds carefully dried and stored in airtight jars in big freezers!

Learn About the Canadian Seed Library

Complete List of Varieties