Seed Saving information sources

Bristol Seed Swap event is part of a global movement of people who recognise seed swapping as an opportunity to share skills, techniques, knowledge, experience, stories, ideas, dreams… it strengthens both our biodiversity and community.

More info on seed saving and related topics:         A comprehensive site –  clear, detailed info & great seeds too!        – Some info on seed saving & lots on organic gardening – Really useful guide & site -Dyfi Valley Seed Savers – Doing it well in Wales –  SW Comrades doing great things! – Great Australian network, with great resources & info. – Permaculture mag tips & links –  Kew Collection  An inspirational global movement!


FREE downloadable Guide to Seed Saving, Seed Stewardship & Seed Sovereignty  – Sooo much good stuff here!

Seed Saving booklet – Bristol Seed Swap – A beautifully illustrated Bristol Seed Swap crew creation


The Seed Savers’ Handbook, Jeremy Cherfas

‘Breed your own vegetable varieties’ by Carol Deppe

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners‘ by Suzanne Ashworth

‘Heirloom Seed Saving Handbook: Your Personal Survival Seed Bank by’ by Danny Gansneder

‘Seedswap’ Josie Jeffery


A wonderful source of information, try typing seed saving into the search for an overview or specify a particular type of plant.

Below a link to a half hour documentary, 30 years old now but still relevant.

and once you’ve got your seeds