Registration for The Home Grown Institute March 24-25 is Open!

We are proud to be a Community Partner of The Home Grown Institute. Registration is open for the March 24-25 "Springing Good Intentions Into Action" conference to be held at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, in NW Philadelphia.

50+ Hands-on Home-Scaled Sustainable Skills Workshops including:
- edible gardens,
- community and school gardens,
- seed-saving,
- soil enrichment,
- 4 season harvest
- bees, chickens, worms, aquaponics
- food preservation, fermentation
- repurposing, upcycling, natural building

How You Can Help!

Of course the most important thing you can do to help is to save seeds!

We are building a support network for seed savers in the Delaware valley. There are many ways to help with this.

1. Spread the word!
2. Share what you know
3. Become a contributor to this website
4. Host a seed exchange
5. Give seeds
6. Take seeds
7. Contribute land to grow on

On a larger scale you can help us reach our larger goal of forming a local seed bank.

Fall care for Fruit Trees and Berries

Keeping the season in mind, here is primer about preparing beds in the fall for fruit trees and berries. Thanks to the people at Fedco for putting this information together. Visit them at:

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new Philadelphia Seed Exchange website. We are excited about the expanded information, forums and connections this site will provide for our work as seed savers and plant breeders.