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What we do

Resources for seed guardians

Resources for our Heritage Seed Library seed guardians to help you grow, save and return seed.

Seed saving guidelines

Download our seed saving guidelines for a background to seed saving and instructions for 15 types of crop.

Download our seed saving guidance

Seed guardian return forms

Use these forms to return seed to the seed library:

Broad bean
French bean



Runner bean


Principles of Organic Gardening 🔗

There are a number of principles behind organic growing, but the five below are the most important for gardeners. They arise from years of practice and scientific study.

The five pillars of organic gardening are described in our Principles of Organic Gardening handbook along with the thinking behind them and guidance for your gardening practice on what to do and what to avoid.