The 2018 Great American Seed Up!
Over 100 Seeds this year!
Friday Eve & Saturday
September 21 & 22, 2018

An Incredible Hands-On Seed Saving Experience
Two days to choose from

Click to Register for Friday   Click to Register for Saturday

UPDATED SEPT 13, 2018:
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2018 Seed List!!

Friday Evening, Sept 21st – 5pm to 9pm!
Doors open for seed buying at 5 pm, seed room open until 9 pm.
We will have a presentation of the movie “Modified”

Saturday Sept 22nd – 10am to 2pm!
Doors open for seed buying at 10 am and you can buy seeds till 2 pm.

Saturday’s classes include:

Seed Saving at 11 am,
Container Gardening at 12 pm 
Seed Storage at 1 pm

UPDATED SEPT 13, 2018:
Click here to download your shopping list:

2018 Seed List!!
We are over 100 seeds this year!

All seeds non-hybrid, non-GMO.

Located at the
North Phoenix Baptist Church
home of the
Uptown Farmers Market
5757 N Central, Phx 85012
Building B

Pre-Registration – $7.50 per person/per event
includes access to all seeds PLUS…
Recorded versions of 3 seed classes!

Friday Evening registration will include a presentation of the movie Modified.
Saturday registration includes in-person classes.

Click to Register for Friday   Click to Register for Saturday


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.

  1. Register for your choice of days
  2. Attend the event, take classes
  3. 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 “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, The Urban Farm, The Micro Farm Project, and Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance.