Seed Savers Exchange

Feb. 1, 2012 No Comments Posted under: Gardening Tips

 Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah Iowa. In 1975 Diane Ott Whealy and her husband Kent, launched the Seed Savers Exchange in their home. Today, the nonprofit organization has 13,000 members and headquarters on an 890 acre Heritage Farm. They maintain, preserve and sell thousands of varieties of heirloom vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. Their website is www.seedsavers.org.  Her great grandparents brought morning glory seeds over from Bavaria. These seeds would have been lost if Grandpa Ott hadn’t shared them…thus inspiration was born.

Today Seed Savers is maintaining 24,000 different varieties of heirloom seeds that otherwise might have been lost.  Heirloom plants have not been altered and taste better, have diverse colors, produce healthy seed and preserve our agriculture.

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