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Coming SOON… Seed Up In A Box!

Our 2020 commitment to provide adaptable, non-gmo, heirloom seeds
to as many people across the nation as possible
for growing and saving during this challenging time.

  • Purchase enough seed for groups of 10 or more including access to our latest seed education videos.
    (For groups of more than 40 people, contact us for special pricing.)
  • Simply select 25, 50, or 75 of our most popular seed varieties prepackaged for your convenience with enough for at least 10 people, and
  • Build on that by adding as many customized varieties as you like.
    • OR
  • Customize your own order entirely at a minimum purchase price of $140. Select the varieties you want with enough seed for at least 10 people.

(Those who have attended a Great American Seed Up know the portions are generous. For this Seed Up in a Box event, the average cost for a scoop of seed is $0.63. For example: a teaspoon of basil seed is $0.51.  Actual amounts will be available upon ordering.)

Host your own Great American Seed Up!

  • We’ll provide you with all the materials you need (seed cards and baggies), access to signage, and lots of educational materials to share with your community.
  • Ordering will be available in the next couple weeks.

Don’t think you want to host your own Seed Up? 
How about just making your own amazing food resilience or gardening gift sets for 10 or more families and friends you care about!

Come back here for more details, or register for updates by clicking on the button above.

Our 2020 in-person Great American Seed Up is postponed. Please click HERE for our full message.


An Incredible Hands-On Seed Saving Experience.

Registration is CLOSED – New Phase PENDING

Click here to download last year’s shopping list:
2019 Seed List!!

The current year’s list will be available in September.
We had over 100 seeds last year!

All seeds non-hybrid, non-GMO.

Registration is CLOSED

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 ONLINE
  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.”

Included with pre-registration for the Seed Up will be several online presentations with seed and gardening 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.