When you finish shopping, please visit our main website (by clicking here) to learn more about our non-profit work and sign up to join the network!

About EFN Seeds

The EFN online seed store supports the work of the Experimental Farm Network Cooperative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The purpose of EFN is to drive innovation in truly sustainable agriculture by facilitating collaboration on plant breeding and other research. Our focus is on using traditional methods (no genetic engineering!) to develop new crops and new varieties of old crops suited for organic and agroecological production, especially carbon-sequestering perennial staple crops.

We believe agriculture can and should be used to help build a better world, not help destroy it. As the planet warms and the climate changes, it is critical for all of us to do whatever we can to prepare for what lies ahead. We need to preserve and expand crop biodiversity. We need to grow more perennials to trap carbon in the soil. And most of all we need to put the brakes on neoliberal capitalist exploitation of the planet and its inhabitants.

EFN's seed operation functions as a cooperative. While co-founders Nate Kleinman (in New Jersey) and Dusty Hinz (in Minnesota) grow most of our seeds, each year we are adding more growers to our roster. Many of them are inspiring plant breeders who receive precious little support for their incredibly important work. We aim to always keep expanding our cooperative, so please contact us if you're interested in joining our ranks, especially if you have unique seeds available nowhere else.

To sign up as a volunteer with EFN — as a project organizer or a grower willing to help with someone else's project — or to make a donation, please visit our main website at www.ExperimentalFarmNetwork.org.

Thank you for your support!