Each variety preserved in Seed Savers Exchange’s collection is a unique piece of a grand genetic puzzle and, as such, may hold the key to solving one of the world’s most pressing problems: crop susceptibility to drought, pests, or disease.Read More
When Ed Spevak of the St. Louis Zoo's Center for Native Pollinator Conservation began working with the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska on issues of food sovereignty, food security, and pollinator health, he knew exactly where to turn for the heirloom corn, beans, and squash the Winnebago—part of the Ho-Chunk Nation—sought.Read More
This summer, I drove halfway across the country to rural Iowa to take the helm of Seed Savers Exchange. I decided to make the journey into a listening and tasting tour of sorts. Throughout the trip, I was reminded time and again of why the work Seed Savers Exchange does with your support is so important to us all.
Seed Savers Exchange’s upcoming online exhibit, Legacy Donors, focuses on a select few of our longest-term members, like George McLaughlin, whose passions for gardening and seed saving have been foundational in our upbringing as an organization.Read More
Food is central to holiday gatherings and often a celebration isn't complete without that one dish. These traditions bind us to the past and give us reason to celebrate now: another year has come and gone, and here we are again, gathered together. These recipes, curated by our staff, evoke just that.Read More
“Children are instinctively fascinated with the hidden abilities of a seed—even one tiny bean becomes an opportunity to educate about the origin of our food,” said Diane Ott Whealy, Seed Savers Exchange co-founder, of the organization’s Herman’s Garden Seed Donation Program in 2014. “I have seen the joy a simple packet of seed can bring to children and adults alike.”Read More
But glance you should, for these 200 young celery plants represent a remarkable effort by Seed Savers Exchange staff to preserve the rare ‘Utah No. 15’ variety of ‘Utah’ celery, today considered one of the most important celery cultivar groups in the United States.Read More