For the emergency/survival garden or great for the beginning gardener. Packed in a plastic bucket to protect seeds from moisture, bugs and rodents. Seeds will stay fresh and hold good germination for up to 5 years or longer. Includes 4 books that cover gardening from starting seeds indoors all the way to seed saving and food storage. Enough heirloom seed for a family of 4 for 1st year gardens. Great gift idea!