Educational Resources

Practical Seed Saving Instructions

“Seed Saving for Security & Autonomy” – Introductory Powerpoint

How to Save Seeds – Basics & How to save specific seeds

Tomato Seeds
“3 Ways”
Step by Step Pictures 

Academic Literature

2012 – Global Report on Seed Freedom

2014 – (FAO) Community Seed Banks – Facilitators Guide 

2015 – Seed Libraries – And other means of Keeping Seeds in the Hands of the People 

2015 – Community Seed Banks – Origins, Evolution and Prospects (featuring Toronto Seed Library Chapter 14, free download see others from Bioversity International) 

2015/2016 – Saving Our Seeds (Report on Visits to North American Community Seed Projects including TSL) 

Inspiring Projects + Organizations

Borrow.Save.Share (BC Seed Library network)
The Populuxe Seed Bank (Edmonton)
Seeds of Diversity  Canada

USC Canada & Seed Map
Organics Council of Ontario
Canadian Biotech Action Network – CBAN 
Seed Savers Exchange
Navdanya
Seed Freedom
Seed Library Social Network
Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library
Seed Library of Pima County Public Library
Bioversity International 

Seed Vendors

Local (GTA)

Urban Harvest 
Cubit’s Organic Living

Local (Ontario)

The Cottage Gardener
Matchbox Garden & Seed Co.
Hawthorne Farm Organic Seeds
Mountain Grove Seed Company
The Wildflower Farm

A comprehensive list of vendors, near & far. 

If you would like to add resources or a local seed vendor to our list – peas contact us at torontoseedlibrary@gmail.com .