Secretary of Natural Resources Office


Seed Bank

The Seed Bank is a plant and cultural preservation program that provides seeds to tribal citizens who are interested in growing traditional Cherokees crops.

For the 2024 growing season, Cherokee Nation Seed Bank will begin taking seed requests February 6, 2024 , through the Gadugi Portal. All seed requests must be submitted through the Gadugi Portal .

Please complete one application per Cherokee Citizen.

Steps To Place Seed Order:

  1. Log in to the Gadugi Portal.
    If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one first.
  2. Under the "Applications" tab, select the Seed Bank form.
    Form will not be available until February 6th.
  3. Fill out and submit form.