Aims

 
The Seed Savers’ Network was established in Australia in 1986 with these charitable and educational purposes in its deeds:

 

To develop and promote:

  • Educational programmes for the preservation of open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds and the genetic diversity of plant varieties;

  • Non-profit seed exchange programmes;

  • Agricultural and horticultural programmes with particular emphasis on the propagation of open-pollinated plant varieties;

  • Preservation gardens for open-pollinated plant varieties;

  • Seed banks for non-hybrid plant varieties;

  • Scientific research relating to the above matters, either alone or in conjunction with a public university or other institution.

 

To Provide:

  • Financial and educational assistance to community development projects – local and overseas;

  • Open-pollinated seed stock to individuals, groups and communities.

 

These Aims have not changed since our inception.