Category Archive: SSE Preservation

CORE Project: Collier Cucumber

Collier Cucumber

CORE: Unraveling the Stories Behind Our Seeds One summer during the 1950s, Graham Collier of Tennessee planted all the seeds he had of his family’s heirloom slicing cucumber. Little did he know, none ... Read More »

Seed Savers Exchange Ships Two More Crates to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Shipment to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Untouchable by hurricanes, impervious to tectonic movement, protected by polar bears, and reachable only through methods worthy of reality television - the Svalbard Global Seed Vault provides the ... Read More »

SSE Collection Bean 5396: ‘Theodore Meece’

'Theodore Meece' on the vine

At 96 years of age, Theodore Meece was honored as Kentucky’s Oldest Worker. While a heart ailment caused by old age slowed the accomplished centennialist as he grew older, Theodore continued to work ... Read More »

Evaluation Program Highlights for 2012

Collection Bean 6042
'Bessie'

The Evaluation Program Maintaining and distributing unique heirloom and open-pollinated seeds is the primary goal of the Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) gene bank. The Evaluation Program is an important ... 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 »

Seed Savers Exchange Member Profile – Russ Crow (IL CR R)

Blue Jay Bean

Each year, hundreds of gardeners from all corners of the world share heirloom vegetable and fruit varieties they’ve collected from their own backyards. Within Seed Savers Exchange they’re known as ... Read More »

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