News From Heritage Farm

Hope Shand, Marty Teitel elected to Seed Savers Exchange Board of Directors

Seed Savers Exchange

Decorah, Iowa — Seed Savers Exchange, Inc. is pleased to announce the election of Hope Shand and Marty Teitel to its board of directors.  The two nominations were approved at a special meeting of the ... Read More »

Talking Trees Installation at Heritage Farm


Talking Trees is an outdoor sound installation created by Brooke Joyce and Harvey Sollberger. Talking Trees began as a casual, post-concert conversation between composers Brooke Joyce and Harvey ... Read More »

Lucina’s Miniature Stuffed Peppers

Pickled Mini Bell Peppers

SSE member Lucina Cress once told Diane Ott Whealy, "An elderly lady grew these peppers in Ohio and passed them on to me. The chocolate is still my favorite, always so mild and sweet and all the ... 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 »

Cow Art. Talking Trees. Rare Plants.


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 »