Seed Swap

Seed saving has become a passion for many gardeners. Share seeds with other gardeners around the country! Get started today by posting your available seeds or finding seeds to grow.

How to Get Started

(1) Searching for seeds? As a Forager, you can access the library of seeds available to local farmers, backyard farmers and the like. They have offered up their surplus seeds for all to enjoy.

(2) Update your address so that Farmers may send you seeds.

(3) Take only what you can use. Please be respectful to the other foragers and farmers a like!

How to Share your Seeds

(1) Create an account on GaiaShare

The first step is to create an account on the site. Then verify your email, don't forget to check your spam folder!

(2) Become a Farmer

Start your profile by providing your name and address. Then, 'open' your farm and give it a name.

(3) Add Seed Inventory

You'll now be able to add items to your farm. Be sure the first combo box lists "Seeds" when adding inventory.

(4) Swap Seeds

Browse available seeds, pick some you'd like and wait for the Farm to respond to your request. Maybe they will request seeds from your inventory!

Benefits of Saving and Sharing Seeds

  • It’s fun!
  • They are free!
  • They are fun -- Watch your plants to fulfill its own lifecycle by producing seeds.
  • Share them with other gardeners.
  • Home-saved seeds may germinate better than store-bought seeds.
  • Support plant diversity when you plant heirloom varieties that are not found in the stores.
  • Build the community!

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