Landrace and Heirloom Seed Companies

Each month we here at try to promote a Landrace and/or Heirloom Seed Company.  We do not go about this in any scientific way we just pick one that interest us.  If you would like to recommend a seed company to be featured please contact us.

We usually try and blog about our featured Heirloom Seed Company to draw more attention to them, but I have been kind of lazy the last few months.  I am trying to rectify that with this post.


For July we are featuring Seed Freaks which is an heirloom seed company in Tasmania.  They contacted us and included a list of other heirloom seed companies to add to our list. Seed Freaks' seed saving passion stems from their concerns about global and local food security and anticipating that future generations will need to draw on a diverse open-pollinated seed supply.

Red shell Bean


For June we picked Seeds of Diversity.  Their name sums up what we are trying to promote here at Garden Seeds; landrace, adaptive, and heirloom seeds.  Seeds of Diversity's Seed Library is a collection of over 2300 regionally-adapted and rare seed varieties, backing up the work of their member seed savers and Canadian heritage seed companies. Although they don't actively distribute these seeds to the general public, they keep them viable and available for future gardeners and farmers. 


For May we picked Populuxe Seed Bank because their stated goal is to distribute their landrace and heirloom seed varieties to as many people World wide as possible.  I also liked them because they have a list of other seed banks and heirloom seed companies on their site. (I added these websites to our list of seed banks.)

Red speckled beans


Last but not least of the seed organizations I want to mention today is Open Source Seed Initiative which we chose for April. I was really excited to find their website because they are working to not only preserve the genetic diversity in different seeds, they are working to make sure we can share these seeds.  I am working on adding the seed companies in their OSSI Seed Companies Partners list to our list of landrace, heirloom, and non-GMO seed companies.


We encourage you to check our Featured Seed Companies page and learn about the other landrace and heirloom seed companies we have listed.