Carol Deppe: Plant Selection for Seed Saving

Carol Deppe: Plant Selection for Seed Saving

Seed Savers Exchange is proud to feature Deppe as a keynote speaker for the 36th annual Conference & Campout this July.  Her speech, The Art and Science of Selection, will focus on plant selection which according to Deppe “is the heart and soul of seed saving and variety maintenance.”

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Plant breeder Carol Deppe to headline SSE 2016 Conference

Plant breeder Carol Deppe to headline SSE 2016 Conference

Oregon plant breeder and author Carol Deppe will be the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Seed Savers Exchange conference July 15 – 17.  Deppe holds a PhD in genetics from Harvard University and specializes in developing open source crops for organic growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival for the next thousand years. Carol is owner of Fertile Valley Seeds, a member of the Open Source Seed Initiative board of directors, and author of Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties, The Resilient Gardener, and The Tao of Vegetable Gardening.

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Novel Uses for Common Garden Crops

Novel Uses for Common Garden Crops

Once in awhile we come across varieties that are so novel and extraordinary that even we are taken by surprise. Here are some of our favorite “outside of the box” varieties that we’ve encountered in the last few years.

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Exploring Tomato Flower Structure

Exploring Tomato Flower Structure

One common belief among gardeners is that tomato varieties with potato-type leaves are much more likely to cross pollinate than regular leaf tomatoes. What is the basis of this wisdom? Is there any truth in it?

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April is Membership Month at Seed Savers Exchange

April is Membership Month at Seed Savers Exchange

April is Membership Month at Seed Savers exchange. By becoming a member you can contribute to our nonprofit mission to conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.

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Plant Sale at Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, Decorah, IA

Plant Sale at Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm, Decorah, IA

Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) will be hosting a Heritage Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 9am-5pm.

Discover rare family heirlooms and historic commercial varieties offered exclusively at Heritage Farm. This is the first day of spring transplant sales at the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center, located at 3074 North Winn Road, Decorah, IA.

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