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What is it?

The MN SEED Project (Saving Essential Edibles and Diversity) guides anyone interested in saving seeds from vegetables, fruits and native plants. All are welcome to join seasonal workshops on:

  • Identifying and inventorying native plants
  • Collecting, cleaning and preserving native plant seeds
  • Sharing and propagating seeds to increase the biodiversity and populations of native plants in our region.

A collaboration among the St. Paul Seed Circle, Como Community Seed Library, West Side Seed Library, Duluth Community Garden Program and MSHS, this program is made possible by support from a Capitol Region Watershed District grant.

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Get started

This Native Plant ID video with pollinator conservation pro Karin Jokela is a great place to start. Karin shares valuable tools and resources for identifying and learning about native plants.

Ready for more? Check out our top tips for collecting seeds responsibly.

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Join the project

Anyone can join the MN SEED Project. Sign up online (it's free!) and choose from a variety of classes and in-person events throughout the year. Join seed swaps, native plant propagation classes, plant ID webinars and iNaturalist app tutorials that will help you inventory and identify your native plants.

Anyone growing within the Capitol Region Watershed District is eligible for class discounts and giveaways.

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2021 Season Recap (3-min video)

Ready to grow? Save a spot in an upcoming webinar or workshop!