Category Archive: Events

Slow Food, Slow Money… Slow Seeds

Shell Bean Diversity

Over the past several months I’ve identified with the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve Been Everywhere.” I’ve been speaking at seed guilds, seed libraries, seed banks, seed rallies, seed conferences and seed ... Read More »

Cow Art. Talking Trees. Rare Plants.

Grassfed

Seed Savers Exchange will host two month-long outdoor art exhibits at Heritage Farm beginning in May.  “Grassfed,” by artist Valerie Miller of Steel Cow studio in Waukon, Iowa, features larger ... Read More »

Apple Grafting to Preserve Diversity

Pewaukee apple

“This apple comes from an old tree at my grandmother’s home, and it is the best apple I have ever tasted.” We hear this story a lot around here, and usually, the story ends like this: “Now the tree is ... Read More »

Remembering Tom Knoche

Tom Knoche

Tom Knoche (OH KN T), 1938-2013 Sardinia, OH   By Diane Ott Whealy Kent and I first met Tom and Sue Knoche in 1981 when they attended the first Seed Savers Exchange campout in ... Read More »

Debunking the Hybrid Myth

Navazio's workshop in the rain

At the Seed Savers Exchange Conference this summer, Dr. John Navazio 's talk, "Debunking the Hybrid Myth," laid out the hybrid vs. open-pollinated argument.  Here's a peek at John's speech, the whole ... Read More »

Our Apple Heritage with Dan Bussey

This past Friday, a dozen apple enthusiasts gathered at Heritage Farm for a heritage apple sampling and presentation by SSE's orchard manager Dan Bussey. Dan's encyclopedic knowledge of apple ... Read More »

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