The Seed Savers Network was set up in 1986 by Michel and Jude Fanton. Their goal was to provide:
- Educational programmes for the preservation of open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds and the genetic diversity of plant varieties;
- Non-profit seed exchange programmes;
- Agricultural and horticultural programmes with particular emphasis on the propagation of open-pollinated plant varieties;
- Preservation gardens for open-pollinated plant varieties;
- Seed banks for non-hybrid plant varieties;
- Scientific research relating to the above matters, either alone or in conjunction with a public university or other institution.
There are two local chapters in the Adelaide region:
Seed Savers Network has a strong relationship with Permaculture principles and values.
See Seed Savers YouTube channel for videos about Seed Saving.