Support Our Work
Please Consider Partnering With Us in Our Seed Variety Preservation Work!
Do you like what we do? Here are a few ideas how you can partner in our seed preservation work and help to make a difference.
Background and Purpose
If you are reading this page, you probably are already one of our many loyal supporters and are aware of our mission
of seed variety preservation. The primary method of supporting our preservation work comes directly from you purchasing
and growing Victory Seeds®
. For that, we are grateful.
Another way to help financially is an idea that a long-time supporter of ours thought up. Every year when she orders the seeds for her garden, instead of buying seeds to share, she purchases gift certificates
! She says, "Gift certificates are a good gift and a great way to introduce
] to your gardening friends.
" We couldn't agree more.
Other Forms of Support
Obviously financial support is critical to the health of any organization, but there are so many other ways you can help that do not cost you anything but some time and energy. Some opportunities will even earn you purchasing credit at our store!
Help By Promoting Our Work - Become An Unofficial Victory Seeds® Ambassador!
As a small organization with a limited budget, we spend very little of our resources on conventional advertising. We rely on your word-of-mouth recommendations. Here are some ideas that are only limited by your imagination.
Take a minute and write a review on The Green Pages at the National Gardening Association's website and at The Garden Watchdog at "Dave's Garden."
Share about us with your gardening family and friends.
Forward our newsletter emails to your gardening family and friends. (Subscribe at the bottom of this page.)
When you are on a product page and it make you think of someone you might also appreciate the item, share it with your friend by text, email or social media.
If you use Twitter, please Tweet about us (@VictorySeeds), follow our feed, retweet, etc.
If you are on Facebook, "like" our fan page, participate in the conversations, and please, share and forward our posts to your page and followers.
Likewise, if you have a Google or YouTube account, please consider subscribing to the VictorySeeds YouTube Channel.
Get us in your favorite gardening magazine or local newspaper. If the opportunity arises, let them know your favorite seed company. Even when we are listed as a seed source for a gardening article, it helps. You can forward your local garden writers to our "Virtual Press Package" which can be found at this web address.
Use Your Imagination!
We were contacted by a customer of ours on Long Island, New York asking if we would be interested in him spreading the word about us at his local seed swap event . . . you can guess what we said! I created a coupon that he could hand out to folks, and using extra seed that he had purchased, this is what he told us he did to help spread the word:
Help By Making Our Site Better - As a customer driven organization, our website has continually evolved through your suggestions and comments. We made a huge change in January of 2011 by adding customer interactivity.
Rate A Variety - If you grew our seeds, you can make the site more useful to everyone by sharing your experience. Just revisit the variety's product page and look for the reviews section. Your positive review may help others in your location find a great variety for their garden.
Send Us Photographs - Browsing around the site and see that a variety is missing a picture? You can help by letting us use your photo.
Feedback - As always, keep your comments and suggestions coming. It is with your input that our site thrives and grows.
Seed Preservation - The core of our mission.
Garden With Heirlooms - First and foremost to supporting our preservation work happens when you choose to garden with open-pollinated seed varieties.
Seed Saving - Become a seed saver. Although this might sound like a self-defeating practice for a seed company to encourage, we hope that it cements the fact that we are mission driven and not fiscally motivated! Seed Saving is key to ensuring that a variety survives. Learn and practice proper techniques. Along with you personally preserving a variety, you also are saving money and at the same time, practicing a primary freedom - the ability to raise food without relying on any person or company.
Submit Family Heirlooms - This is also a core to our seed variety preservation work. Along with keeping other open-pollinated seeds available to home gardeners, we also work with families to ensure that beloved favorites are not lost to time. Over the years, we have been contacted by people with seed varieties that their ancestors have grown for may generations but they might be to the point where there is no one left the keep growing the seed. This is where we try and help.
- I made a photocopy of your seed packets and after crossing out the amount of seeds on the front, stapled it to the baggies of seeds and included the coupon to each and every bag I put out on the display table.
- I also handed out full sheets of the coupons to people who had family and friends who might be interested in Victory Seeds®.
- I was interviewed by the local newspaper and told them that the seeds I brought were specifically from victoryseeds.com.
If you do have seeds of an open-pollinated variety that you would like to see preserved, please contact us. We are always looking for old varieties need protected.
We value the relationships that we have built over the years and we greatly appreciate the support that we receive from all of our gardening friends. We honestly could not continue to do our part helping to preserve biodiversity without folks like you!
Thank you for your support!