Community Appreciation Day is one of four farm stops on the Winneshiek County Convention & Visitors Bureau Farm Crawl. The family-friendly event includes tours of local farms and food projects, with plenty of food samples and tastings along the way featuring Winneshiek Wildberry Winery, Sherlock Shrimp, and Iowa’s Dairy Center.Read More
To ensure communities can feed themselves, seed saving must become a fundamental practice. Whether a food pantry, community garden, or public library, myriad ways exist for seeds and seed saving knowledge to be shared. Does your community currently save seeds? Would you like them to?Read More
Over 200 community gardens are present in Flint. The adoption of the city’s first long-range master plan in over 50 years is invigorating community gardening and urban agriculture enthusiasts with the mapping of “Green Innovation” areas and “Green Neighborhoods.” The Flint Seed Democracy is hoping to keep crops for food and seed firmly rooted in the local climate and economy.Read More
Recently, state governments in Pennsylvania and Maryland have intervened to prevent the free distribution of home-saved vegetable seeds through public seed libraries in their states, citing legislation meant to regulate the commercial sale of seeds.
At Seed Savers Exchange, we feel that these actions are misguided and overzealous.Read More
Due to the popularity of our on-site Tomato Tasting, and the wild success of last year’s Apple Tasting event in Des Moines, we had the idea to hit the road with our tomatoes. As we began developing plans for a Tomato Tasting Block Party at the Tiny Diner in Minneapolis, we got inspired to expand beyond our initial vision for an off-site outreach effort.Read More