It is the product of the ripened ovule of gymnosperm and angiosperm plants which occurs after fertilization and some growth within the mother plant.
Seed Saving Handbook - HowToSaveSeeds.com
Learn how to breed your own new vegetable varieties, reproduce existing heirloom seed varieties and save vigorous, free seeds from your garden.
The Svalbard Global Vault - Wikipedia
A secure seed bank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near the town of Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) from the North Pole.
Developing personal seed vaults - The Survival Podcast
Governments, corporations and international organizations are all developing “seed vaults” for many reasons. One is that seeds in and of themselves are life, they feed us and they are the way species of plants survive and continue to propagate themselves. Second while telling us that GMO crops are safe, they are acutely aware of the damage potential they pose and the potential for entire varieties of plants to be wiped out by cross pollination with GMO based crops. Third due to monopolization and marketing by seed companies many varieties are simply no longer being grown and due to that the variety is in danger of extinction and forever being lost to history. Fourth seeds are the ability to produce food and energy and energy and food are forms of wealth.
Why Save Seeds
If you simply save seeds from all the plants which do well in your own garden each year, your seed collection will begin to adapt to your local conditions and gardening habits.
Using a few basic rules and some common sense, you can help this process along—and even use it to create new varieties specially adapted to your own gardening conditions and culinary tastes.