Get Involved

We are excited to expand the network of collard enthusiasts. The Heirloom Collard Project wants to connect with growers and gardeners, chefs and cooks, seed savers and seed companies. Below are some ways to get involved, but feel free to contact us with more ideas.

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.

Grow Some Collards

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.

2020 Collard Trial

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.

Facebook Group

We have a supportive Facebook Group to share photos, ideas and inspiration. There are also many experienced collard keepers willing to help out with tips and advice.

Submit a recipe

Email us your favorite ways to prepare collards along with some pictures and we’ll build a collection of collard focused recipes and lore.


become a seed steward

Are you a seasoned seed saver? Help us regenerate the endangered heirloom collard varieties in the SSE collection.

Get in Touch

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.

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This project is run by a collaboration of organizing partners and collard lovers. Learn more and support their organizations:

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