Category Archive: Education

2014 Heritage Farm Companion Spring Edition

Spring 2014, The Heritage Farm Companion

The Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) quarterly member publication, The Heritage Farm Companion, is now being made available online and our 2014 Spring Edition has just been posted. Non-members can get a ... Read More »

An Afternoon in the Preservation Lab

Bean Evaluations

The Preservation Lab at Seed Savers Exchange was buzzing with activity on this Friday afternoon in February. With about 13 full-time employees whose specializations range from germination testing to ... Read More »

How to Get Ahead

Garden Planning

Some people mistakenly believe that farmers have a “down season.” Without the twelve hour days harvesting and weeding, a winter spent reviewing crop spreadsheets and lounging by a wood stove might ... Read More »

Seed Saving Collection for First-Timers

Seed Saving Collection

In our grandparents' day seed saving was just part of gardening.  Store-bought seed, like store-bought anything, was a luxury for my Grandma. She could only afford to order what she couldn’t easily ... Read More »

Preventing GMO Contamination in Your Open-Pollinated Corn

'Hjerleid Blue' corn

By Tor Janson, SSE Assistant Curator and Steve Carlson, SSE Communications Coordinator A Promiscuous Pollinator Corn (Zea mays) is what we around here consider a ‘promiscuous pollinator.’ That’s ... Read More »

Storied Vegetables: the Root of Quality

Carrot Diversity

What if our relationship to food was like our relationship to storytelling; where mealtime, the end-product of a process, teems with meaning and soul?  What if a carrot wasn’t just a carrot, but a ... Read More »

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