If you have ever questioned if you have the power to make a difference with a donation to Seed Savers Exchange, even a donation of $25, I’m here to tell you the answer is YES.Read More
Do you ever wonder if your donation is really making a difference? Meet Marilyn and Chris- they are living proof of your support being put to work.
Three years ago, Seed Savers Exchange Members Marilyn and Chris started the Cleveland Seed Bank. They have started six seed libraries, with a 7th opening next spring.Read More
Do you ever wonder how your investment is used at Seed Savers Exchange? How your donation or membership has an impact for the greater good? Meet Lori.
“I grow heirloom tomatoes, and this year, in honor of my 50th birthday, I grew 50 varieties and I got probably a third of them from a Seed Savers Exchange member who had seeds in the Yearbook. I talk about this place all the time and have become known in the community as someone who grows heirlooms.”Read More
All seed collectors, no matter the size of their collection, should try to gather historical and varietal information about their seeds. SSE's top Collection priorities are heirlooms with a history of being saved and shared within a family or community. Ideal donations are well documented and have a story with a clear chain of ownership and providence.Read More
Heritage Farm is a plant genebank - we maintain thousands of varieties of plant types. We call our seed bank, orchards, in vitro tissue cultures, and vegetative plant repository the collection and every year we grow out a portion of the collection to increase and/or refresh stock and for evaluation and observation purposes.Read More
If seed reserves stored elsewhere are destroyed, the seeds deposited in seed banks act as a reserve for future planting, protecting the biodiversity of our planet. Seed banks store genetic diversity, but that diversity may be of little value if it remains frozen in a vault, inaccessible to growers.Read More
Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) has been holding tomato tastings for ten years. The events have always been popular and we often have guests attending from across the country. But if you can’t make the trek to Heritage Farm in Northeast Iowa, here's how you can set up a tasting of your own.Read More