Preserving over 50,000 species of medicinal herbs throughout the world.

For countless communities around the world, the presence of medicinal plants and the traditional knowledge of their properties and uses are the crucial factors for ensuring health and prosperity.

Sacred Seeds is an international nonprofit creating and supporting plant sanctuaries that address the rapid loss of biodiversity and cultural knowledge.

Recent News

Medicinal Plant Conservation & Use at Tafi Atome Sacred Grove

  On the continent of Africa, it is estimated that 60 to 95% of people “depend on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs” (van Andel et al., 2012). Medicinal plants are under...

Native Forest Foundation: Conserving & Popularizing Wild Fruits in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a country with rich biodiversity–about 3368 plant species belonging to 1294 genera and 132 families have been identified, and around 800 of these are endemic to Sri Lanka (Rajapakse,...

Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Laos opened in November 2016

Pha Tad Ke is located in Luang Prabang and is the first garden of its kind in Laos. It took seven years of developing botanical collections, scientific research, landscaping, and employee capacity...

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Sacred Seeds is a network of sanctuaries dedicated to preserving biodiversity and plant knowledge around the globe for the benefit of communities everywhere.

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