About Us

The Southern Seed Exchange is a charitable trust with about 250 members and run by a small team of volunteers. We facilitate the exchange of seeds between gardeners by receiving seeds from seed saving gardeners and producing seed lists for members. We provide information on seed saving.

We are interested in local cultivars (cultivars which have adapted to their locality), occasionally finding seed saved by individuals for years and years. We are also interested in lesser known nutritious food plants. Most of the seed on our seed lists would be classified as local cultivars, and some as heritage or heirloom cultivars, seed that is no longer available commercially, some of which have been saved in a family for a number of generations.

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We have just confirmed a date for this years Spring Seed Swap. Saturday 27th September at Seven Oaks School in Opawa,Chch. Cnr of York Street and Hassels Lane. From 1pm until 3pm. Bring along seeds, plant material, bulbs, tubers to put on the seed swap table. If you have material to contribute entry is free, otherwise a gold coin donation. Come along and have some seedy conversation.