Publications and Resources

Publications and Resources

Heirloom Seed Varieties Description and Photographs Powerpoint-Heirloom Seed Varieties PowerPoint

Royer Held’s Powerpoint from Project Grow’s Seed Saving Workshop–Seed SavingTomato Powerpoint


Check out a book on Livingston’s Tomatos — Livingston and the Tomato

Seed Saving and Heirloom Seeds Books

  • Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving.  Carol Deppe. Chelsea Green, 2000.
  • Cornucopia II: A Source Book of Edible Plants. Stephen Facciola, Kampong Publications, 1998.
  • Garden Seed Inventory. Seeds Savers Exchange
  • Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners by Suzanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy. 2002
  • Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener’s Guide to Planting, Seed Saving, and Cultural History by William Woys Weaver, 1999.
  • Organic Seed Production and Saving: The Wisdom of Plant Heritage (Organic Principles and Practices Handbook) by Bryan Connolly, 2011.
  • The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds: 322 Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs by Robert E. Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough, 2011.
  • Saving Seeds: The Gardener’s Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds (A Down-to-Earth Gardening Book) by Marc Rogers and Polly Alexander, 1991.
  • Garden Seed Inventory: Inventory Of Seed Catalogs Listing All Non-Hybrid Vegetable Seeds by Kent Whealy, 2005.
  • Heirloom Seeds and Their Keepers: Marginality and Memory in the Conservation of Biological Diversity by Virginia D. Nazarea, 2005.
  • Gardening With Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for a New Generation by Lynn Coulter, 2010.


Seeds Alliance—

International Seed Saving Institute—

Seed Saving Guide—

Heirloom Organics—

Seed Savers Exchange—

Saving Our Seed—

Seed Ambassadors—

Heirloom Seed Companies

Seed Savers Exchange—
Victory Seeds—

Reimer Seeds—
Sand Hill Preservation—
Sustainable Seed Company—

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange—
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds—

Organic Garden Books

  • Start with the Soil:  The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Improving Soil for Higher Yields, More Beautiful Flowers, and a Healthy, Easy-Care Garden. Grace Gershuny. Rodale Press, 1993. (Organic gardening begins with soil fertility and this is an easy to read book on understanding and promoting soil fertility)
  • The Book of Garden Secrets.  D. Patent and D. Bilderback. Firefly Books, 1997. (this is an excellent organic guide to growing vegetable crops useful for home gardeners and farmers)
  • The New Organic Grower. Eliot Coleman. Chelsea Green Publishing, 1995.
  • The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control: A Complete Guide to Maintaining a Healthy Garden and Yard the Earth-Friendly Way (Rodale Organic Gardening Books) by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis and Deborah L. Martin (Feb 2, 2010)
  • Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara Ellis and Ellen Phillips (Feb 3, 2009)
  • Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening by Anna Kruger, Maria Rodale and Pauline Pears (Apr 18, 2005)

Gardening and Seed Saving Videos

Seed Ambassadors on YouTube—

Invisible Gardener on YouTube—

Johnny’s Selected Seeds Videos—


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