News From Heritage Farm

Behind the Barn Door

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Grandpa Ott’s morning glories cover the south face of the iconic barn at Heritage Farm, home of Seed Savers Exchange (SSE). But don’t be fooled by the scenery! This barn is much more than a pretty ... 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 »

Seasons Come and Go

Diversity Gardens at Seed Savers Exchange

By Paul Ludwig and Lori Slindee December hours for the Visitors Center are Fridays from 9 to 5 and Saturdays/Sundays from 10 to 5. As we wind down the 2013 season here at Heritage Farm, the Visitor ... 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 »

From Garden to Suitcase to Security

Produce Harvest

Late this October, just as the cool weather came to Iowa, I was happy to get away and visit my daughter and her family in the Florida panhandle.  My daughter constantly laments the fact that gardening ... Read More »

Seed Saving School

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Seed Savers Exchange was proud to present our first-ever multi-day Seed Saving School last weekend to 19 enthusiastic participants from across the country and around the world. Our most comprehensive ... Read More »