The best seeds are those you save from plants that do best in your own garden or farm. Start your seed saving adventure with tried and true varieties known to perform well in your specific climate. Ask neighbors. Join garden or farm clubs. Attend local annual seed exchanges. More than 500 seed libraries have been started in the past 5 years to help fill this niche. If you can’t find a local seed libraries where you can check out locally grown and saved seeds with their stories, start one. You can find a continuously updated list of seed libraries and all the instructions you need to start one here http://seedlibraries.weebly.com/ If you have to buy seeds, here is a list of small, bio-regional seed companies founded, owned, or operated by the students and teachers of Seed School. Also included are companies and seed organizations that Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance partners with in our educational efforts, as well as seed sources we value for their high quality, ethics, and sustainable business models. Seed School student seed companies are marked with (*). Search the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance directory of seed businesses here. Enter information about your own seed business .