Saving Our Seed

Saving Our Seed is a USDA Sustainable Agricultural Research  and Education (SARE) funded project, organized by the Carolina Farm Stewardship  Association and nine partnering organizations, working to increase the  availability of regionally adapted, open pollinated, certified organic seed and  develop a southern seed network.

The One Seed At A Time Project, launched by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association in conjunction with the Seed Saver’s Exchange, is an organic seed bank dedicated to saving the biodiversity of heirloom southeastern vegetables, herbs, grains, and flowers. As seed saving becomes less a part of our culture, hundreds of heirloom varieties are on the verge of being lost.  This bank will play a crucial role in preserving our heritage for us and for our future.


For more information, contact:

Carolina Farm  Stewardship Association
PO Box 448 Pittsboro, NC 27312
ph: (919)  542-2402, fax: (919) 542-7401

Cricket Rakita, Seed Project Coordinator
email: phone: (706) 788-0017


> To support this project, please donate online or by calling 919-542-2402 today!

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Saving Our Seed partnering organizations include:

Anson Mills Inc. 1922-C Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201 ph: (803) 467-4122

Clemson University Fertilizer and Seed Certification Services 511 Westinghouse Rd., Pendleton, SC 29670 ph: (864) 646-2140

Georgia Crop Improvement Association 2425 South Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30605 ph: (706) 542-2351

Georgia Organics 2103 North Decatur Rd. #348, Decatur, GA 30033- ph: (770) 993-5534

NCSU Cooperative Extension Service Research and Extension Center 455 Research Dr., Fletcher, NC 28732 ph: (828) 684-3562

North Carolina Crop Improvement Association 3709 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607-5464 ph: (919) 515-2851

North Carolina Foundation Seed Producers 8220 Riley Hill Rd., Zebulon, NC 27597 ph: (919) 269-5592

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange PO Box 460, Mineral, VA 23117 Ph: (540) 894-9480

Southern Seed Legacy c/o Agrarian Connections 10 Legacy Rd., Crawford, GA 30630 ph: (706) 542-1430


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