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This section includes nonprofit, nongovernmental programs or projects that preserve and disseminate vegetable seeds and other plant materials including heirloom, native or rare varieties.  Most of the groups or projects listed here encourage their members to participate, at some level, as stewards or garden diversity and several sell plant materials by mail to their members and the general public.  Some of the living historical farms with heritage garden programs, listed on the Public Gardens page, offer membership options that may include access to the vintage vegetables varieties displayed at museum sites.

Abundant Life Seed Foundation
P.O. Box 772, 930 Lawrence St.
Port Townsend, WA  98368
Arche Noah
c/o Seed Savers' Heritage Farm
3076 N. Winn Rd., Decorah, IA 52101
Bountiful Gardens/Ecology Action
18001 Shafer Ranch Rd.
Willits, CA  95490-9626
Butterbrooke Farm Seed Co-op
78 Barry Rd., Oxford, CT  06478-1529
c/o Carl Barnes, Rt. 1, Box 32
Turpin, OK  73950
Eastern Native Seed Conservancy
P.O. Box 451, 222 Main St., Great
  Barrington, MA  01230
Garden State Heirloom Seed Society
P.O. Box 15, Valley Rd.
Delaware, NJ  07833
KUSA Research Foundation
c/o Lorenz Schaller
P.O. Box 761
Ojai, CA  93023
Maine Seed Saving Network
c/o Nicolas Lindholm
P.O. Box 126
Penobscot, ME  04476
Medomak ValleyHigh School Heirloom Seed Project
c/o Jon Thurston & Neil Lash
320 Manktown Rd., Box 309
Waldoboro, ME  04572
Native Seeds/SEARCH
526 North 4th Ave.
Tucson, AZ  85705
Permaculture Seed & Plant Exchange
c/o Joe Hollis, Mountain Gardens
3020 Whiteoak Creek Rd.
Burnsville, NC  28714
Scatterseed Project
c/o Will Bonsall
Box 1167
Farmington, ME  04938
Seed Savers Exchange
3076 N. Winn Rd.
Decorah, IA  52101
Seeds of Texas Seed Exchange
P.O. Box 9882
College Station, TX  77842
Ta S'ina Tokaheya Organization
P.O. Box 184
Crestone, CO  81131