Tag Archive: beans

An Afternoon in the Preservation Lab

Bean Evaluations

The Preservation Lab at Seed Savers Exchange was buzzing with activity on this Friday afternoon in February. With about 13 full-time employees whose specializations range from germination testing to ... Read More »

Fresh from the Garden

Fresh from the garden

When I grab a basket and go to my garden to gather fresh vegetables and herbs, it's like going to my own little market.  I look at gardening as a good workout and a chance to listen to the sounds of ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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