The Heirloom Collard Project

The Heirloom Collard Project is working for the Recognition and respect of collards as a key component of American food culture so their seeds and stories will never be forgotten.

WE ARE A collaboration Of Collard Loving People and Organizations – a Crock pot of sorts, Where the ingredients are each respected, but the true magic is in the pot likKer.

The Heirloom Collard Project Visioning Meeting

Collard People

The Heirloom Collard Project welcomes all collard people! You can meet some of the artists, farmers, seed stewards, researchers and educators here.

Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms in Georgia working on the collard trials

Meet the collards

The core of The Heirloom Collard Project is a beautiful and diverse collection of collard varieties. We are regenerating these varieties so more people can enjoy them.

Chris Smith - Heirloom Collard Admin


The Heirloom Collard Project inspires collard related projects of all types. Check out how people have been interacting with these collards so far, then dream big!

Collard Week

Binge Watch ALL The Presentations from Collard Week 2020!

Michael Twitty, Ira Wallace, Amirah Mitchell, Ashleigh Shanti and more share their knowledge and wisdom in this educational and inspiring collard focused video series!

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This Project is organized by a core group of collard loving people and Organizations

seed savers exchange logo
Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance - Ujamaa Seeds

And a massive thanks to our funders, both past and present:

Southern SARE Heirloom Collard Project supporter
Ceres Trust - Heirloom Collard Project supporter
The 1772 Foundation - Heirloom Collard Project supporter