A national effort is underway to celebrate the beloved but often underappreciated collard. The project aims to build a coalition of seed stewards, gardeners, farmers, chefs, and seed companies working to preserve heirloom collard varieties and their culinary heritage.
It is natural that after seeing all of these incredible collards you will want to grow some of them! The Heirloom Collard Project is working to promote and celebrate these collards, but is not selling them. It is our hope that more and more seed companies will start offering these heirloom collards. Here are some of the places you can start your search: Seed Savers Exchange, Seed Savers Exchange Catalog, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
In 2020 there is a nationwide collard trial in progress with 20 varieties being grown by hundreds of citizen scientists.
This trial has reached capacity but we encourage you to follow the results on social media and our blog.
Email us your favorite ways to prepare collards along with some pictures and we’ll build a collection of collard focused recipes and lore.
Feel free to send us an email about any of the ways to get involved with the project. We are excited to expand our network. Please note that this project is managed by a collective of interested organizations donating their time to promoting and celebrating and saving collards. We aim to get back to your inquiry within 72hrs.