Farming

The Seed Savers Exchange – Heirloom plants

A quick note about Seed Savers Exchange:

They are a non-profit organization based near Decorah, Iowa, they preserves heirloom plant varieties through regeneration, distribution and seed exchange. “We takes threats to biodiversity seriously. We maintain a collection of more than 20,000 heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and plant varieties, including over 1,000 varieties of heritage apple trees. We take great care to ensure the health and viability of our collection for generations of growers to come. We keep the bulk of our collection in an underground freezer vault at Heritage Farm.

“Each year, we grow out select varieties in gardens at Heritage Farm to refresh our seed supply. To maintain accurate records of each variety’s traits, our Evaluation Team grows out other varieties and keeps careful track of them, updating descriptions, and checking for inconsistencies. Our seed historian researches the story of each variety, documenting its history and the lives of the people who brought it to our collection.”

At Pollen Folly Farm we believe in preserving plant diversity and heritage breeds for future generations, Seed Savers Exchange helps us in achieving this goal.

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