New seed sharing network aims to preserve plant biodiversity & increase food security

The new Global Seed Network is meant to be used by farmers, home gardeners, nonprofit organizations, and the general public, who can connect with other seed savers to trade for uncommon and disease-resistant varieties that are tailored to their soil and climate conditions.

It’s essentially a social network for plant and seed enthusiasts, and allows users to create a profile with their details (geographic location, growing conditions, climate, elevation, soil, and their own experience in saving seeds), to post seeds they have to share, to request seeds from other members of the network, as well as to ask questions and share information about seeds and plant varieties in the platform’s forum. A robust search function on the site allows users to search by climate region, soil type, disease and pest resistance, watering requirements, temperature constraints, and more, and to filter by other criteria (such as organically grown vs pesticide- and herbicide-free) in order to find the appropriate varieties for their needs.

Read more: New peer-to-peer seed sharing platform aims to facilitate a diverse seed supply

Derek Markham

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