Think Spring! Starting February 1st, the Wells College Seed Exchange program will open for the 2021 season. All seed is available for free and will be available while supplies last. Due to COVID, they cannot allow in-person access to the Seed Exchange inventory this year. Instead, they have created an online inventory to review and an order form you can download and complete. The inventory list includes information for each item about the specific seed company donor if you wish to research particular seed varieties of possible interest.
View the current Seed Exchange inventory here. ***Note that this inventory spreadsheet features separate tabs for the inventories of Flowers, Herbs, and Vegetables seed.
Place your orders using this form and the inventory will be updated as they fill orders. They will do their best to fill your order and if you provide email or phone/text information, and will communicate with you if substitutions are available (e.g. an organic variety is gone but we still have conventionally grown seed). This inventory spreadsheet is “view” only – you cannot “reserve” seed. If you have a preference for seed from a specific company, please provide that information on the order form – we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please save your order form with a new name. If you don’t rename your order form, it will arrive blank. Email your completed order form to firstname.lastname@example.org; they will fulfill orders as they are received. If necessary, orders can be mailed, but in order to keep program costs manageable, onsite pickup is preferred.
The 2021 Seed Exchange season is opening with an inventory of well over five thousand packets of different varieties of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. Seeds were generously donated by over a dozen different seed companies, including: Adaptive Seeds, Artistic Gardens, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Bounty Beyond Belief Wildflower Seed, Companion Plants, Ferry Morse, Chas C. Hart Seed Company, High Mowing Seed Company, Northeast Seed, Restoration Seeds, Seed Saver’s Exchange, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Turtle Tree Seed Co., and Twilley Seed Co.
***Please note that most seed offered is from earlier growing seasons (which is why companies donate it); they offer no warranties about germination rates although most seeds should grow just fine. They may still receive a few more seed shipments, so check back for updates to the Seed Exchange inventory. But don’t delay – once the exchange opens, the seed stock disperses quickly. Check out our Wells College Seed Exchange and get growing!
For any questions, contact:
Marian M. Brown
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
170 Main Street
Aurora NY 13026