Become a Seed Collector

Midwest Groundcovers’ line of local eco-type native plants, Natural Garden Natives (NGN) is composed of native plants grown from seed sourced within a 90-mile radius of our growing facility in St. Charles, IL. We collect much of our seed for production from stock beds on our site, however, we aim to keep the genetics fresh and diverse. To do so, we need some help as accessible local seed sources can often be out of our reach.

If you have a local seed source (within a 90-mile radius of St. Charles, IL), with a known origin, accessible to you, we would like to partner with you through our Seed Collector Program! Each spring and fall, we compile our list of needed seed to send out to our Seed Collection Partners. Collectors that share seed with us are compensated either monetarily or by a credit on their customer account with us, to be used towards future plant purchases. 

For more information, please contact Jackie Pfaff at or by phone at 847-468-2022.