Magház aims to connect people, who use and maintain seeds of old varieties, landraces (arables, vegetables, ornamentals, herbs, fruits) and share both the seeds and knowledge about these plants.
Why landraces? You can grow these varieties by following extensive and/or ecological principles, because they can adapt successfully to different environmental circumstances in a long term, thanks to their heterogeneity. Due to the same reason they can not be registered as varieties, since they do not meet the requirements of seed standards (DUS: Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability). The only way to save them from vanishing is to cultivate them, save and share their seeds. Magház was established to fill in this gap in order to conserve, multiply and share the seeds of landraces, amateur and obsolete varieties in Hungary.