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Seed Stewardship


Process of saving seeds with the purpose of maintaining or improving that seed’s health and resilience. It also includes the act of saving and selecting a variety of seeds over a period of many seasons, with the end goal of passing it on to others in the future.

Example of Seed Stewardship :

In situ conservation sites are committed to improve and preserve quality seeds. This act of seed stewardship is noble and their cause would be very valuable for the future generations.
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Did You Know?
Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine.