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Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to the preservation and distribution of heirloom seeds. Founded in 1975, the organization is located at Heritage Farm, near Decorah, Iowa. Seed Savers is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States whose goal is making varieties accesible to the public.

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