- Acquires, grows out, and redistributes heirloom and open-pollinated varieties to gardeners around the world.
- Documents seed histories to preserve the stories associated with the variety.
- Helps to educate other private growers on how they can save their own seeds, and start their own seed bank to help preserve biodiversity.
In January 2007 I decided to start my own private seed bank. Over the course of the next few years, the original handful of varieties I started with grew. Today the seed bank houses hundreds of heirloom and open pollinated varieties, and continues to grow each year, as other dedicated growers donate their seeds for preservation.
You can read a bit more in-depth about the seed bank here.