The 2019 Great American Seed Up!
Over 100 Seeds this year again!
Please join us next year!
An Incredible Hands-On Seed Saving Experience
Two days to choose from
Click here to download the current shopping list:
2019 Seed List!!
Friday Evening, Sept 27th – 5pm to 9pm!
Doors open for seed buying at 5 pm, seed room open until 9 pm.
Featuring Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona, at 6:30 pm.
Learn about the importance of local, healthy food systems and why we promote local seed saving.
Saturday Sept 28th – 10am to 2pm!
Doors open for seed buying at 10 am and you can buy seeds till 2 pm.
Saturday will include several mini classes
Click here to download this year’s list:
2019 Seed List!!
We had over 100 seeds last year!
All seeds non-hybrid, non-GMO.
Located at the
North Phoenix Baptist Church
home of the
Uptown Farmers Market
5757 N Central, Phoenix 85012
Pre-Registration – $7.50 per person/per event
includes access to all seeds PLUS…
Recorded versions of 3 seed classes! – We will be sending these the first part of October
Featuring a presentation by Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona, 6:30 pm
Learn about the importance of local, healthy food systems and why we promote local seed saving!
Seed classes all day including seed saving, storing and starting.
(Register in advance and receive these as webinars).
Plus, container gardening, and seed patents.
Registration is CLOSED now
This local seed saving festival centers on seed diversity and education
After the phenomenal success of our other Great American Seed Up events – farmers and gardeners across the Southwest will have another unique opportunity to collect, preserve and learn about local seeds once again. Here is how it works.
- Register for your choice of days
- Attend the event, take classes
- Scoop your seeds, experience the amazing energy!!!
Imagine walking into a room filled with over 100 varieties of climate appropriate seeds ready to literally be scooped up and taken home for planting or saving. This is exactly what the Great American Seed Up is all about. “The idea is to give valley residents an opportunity to learn about seed saving and then harvest as many ounces of seed they wish to take home,” says Farmer Greg Peterson, Urban Farm Founder and local seed saver. We are partnering with the Uptown Phoenix Farmers Market. The event features a seed bazaar with bulk quantities of popular vegetable seed varieties available for purchase at bulk discounts.
Attendees are encouraged to buy and share the seeds with their neighborhood and community groups to spur local gardening and seed saving efforts. “We’re trying to get seeds in the hands of the people,” says Seed Up co-organizer Bill McDorman of Seedsave.org. “The more seed diversity we have growing in our neighborhood gardens and backyard plots, the more resilient we’ll be as a community. These seeds are the best varieties we can find in bulk to help you start your seed saving adventure.”
Featured at the Seed Up will be presentations with seed experts to spread knowledge about traditional and modern seed saving practices. Discussion topics will include: how to save and store seeds, planting and starting seeds, how to properly store your new seeds and how to grow a garden using your new seeds.
Still have questions?? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions and see if they can help.
The Great American Seed Up is presented by Seedsave.org, The Urban Farm, The Micro Farm Project, and Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.