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ECHO Florida Seed Bank

About The Seed Bank

Our goal is to serve as a resource for development workers who wish to experiment with underutilized crops as they work to improve the lives of small scale farmers and gardeners. We maintain a collection of hard-to-find seeds that thrive under the often difficult growing conditions of the tropics and sub-tropics.

Free Seeds For Development Workers

As a seed bank we provide small sample packets of seed to those working on behalf of the poor in developing countries. It is our hope that these seeds will be used to evaluate new species that may help to diversify food crop options, improve soil fertility, provide useful farm products and generate income for small scale farmers.

Active development workers who are members of ECHOcommunity may request up to 10 seed packets per year at no charge. Qualified individuals can register for a no-cost membership. If you do not qualify as an "Active Development Worker" seed services are offered through our "Individual Premium" membership at a nominal cost.

Due to the nature of this ministry we do not offer these specialized seed offerings to the general public. If you are looking for seeds for backyard gardening you may make your purchase through the ECHO Bookstore.

ECHOcommunity Members - In order to receive your yearly allotment of trial (free) seeds please follow the instructions here: How to Order Trial Seeds

Looking for help?

ECHO offers many species and varieties of underutilized food plants likely to grow well under difficult growing conditions. Many of these species may be new to you - we are here to help you choose the species that will best suit your needs and your area.

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