Category Archive: SSE Preservation

Mary Ann Fox: Legacy of a Seed Saver

Mary Ann Fox

In my role as an inventory technician for the Preservation Collection at Heritage Farm, I encounter the mundane and meaningful in almost equal parts. There’s no reliable rhythm to it. Some days are ... Read More »

Seed Stories

Bean 5527 'Aunt Mollie'

Just looking at a seed, you really can’t tell much about it. Maybe you can identify the type of vegetable or flower it will grow, but what about its flavor, its history, its grow-ability? Now ... Read More »

2013 Conference Preview: Evaluating Heritage Poultry

Young Heritage Chicken

Jeannette Beranger and Alison Martin will be at the 2013 Seed Savers Exchange Conference and Campout representing the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. They will be teaching a workshop titled ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Evaluating Dried Legumes

Lima282 Pod

With spring around the corner and a foot of snow still on the ground, the Seed Savers Exchange evaluation team has been evaluating dried legumes from last summer’s harvest. Beans, peas, and lima beans ... Read More »

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