Tag Archive: heirloom

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 »

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 »

Apple Upside Down Gingerbread

Heirloom Apples

There’s a chill in the air, and it’s time to fill your kitchen with the warm smells of sweet and savory dishes. This Apple Upside Down Gingerbread recipe appeared in the 1999 Seed Savers Exchange ... Read More »

Special October Membership Offer

Fine Gardening Magazine

Become a Seed Savers Exchange member during October to take advantage of these special offers:   Join Seed Savers and get a one-year subscription to Fine Gardening magazine - all for one ... Read More »

Forgotten Tastes

Heirloom Apple Tasting

Few people know that our garden heritage contains a rich diversity of thousands of apple varieties. The limited variety of modern commercial apples leaves little room to experience the diversity with ... Read More »

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