Remember to collect your seed this year for our 2022 Seed Exchange. We will begin requesting your seed donation in September/October time frame.

Members are encouraged to review "The Art of Seed Collection"

It is the Meeting Video of June 13, 2021, found under the Members Only tab.

Identify your seeds correctly

Seed donated to seed exchanges are sometimes misidentified. Compare your plant to images on the Internet.

Determine the correct name using one of these tools.

What to donate

  • all kinds of seed

especially alpine species, rock garden species and wild-collected seed

  • seed which will be viable for at least one year

see Seeds with Short Viability which are Welcome Donations

  • well dried seed

see Collecting Seeds

  • well-cleaned seed

see Cleaning and Storage of Seeds

view video by Robert Pavlis


What not to donate

  •  vegetable seed
  •  hydrophilic (recalcitrant) seed

see About Hydrophilic Seed

see List of Hydrophilic Seeds

  •  species which are invasive in Ontario

see Grow Me Instead