Hot Off the Press: The Seed Garden

Edited by Lee Buttala and Shanyn Siegel; written by Miceala Colley and Jared Zystro To celebrate its 40th year of collecting, preserving and sharing seeds, Decorah, Iowa-based Seed Savers Exchange partnered with the Organic Seed Alliance to publish this detailed and beautifully illustrated volume subtitled The Art and Practice of Seed Saving. In a brief…

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Why Garden? Why Save Seeds? Thoughts from Diane Ott Whealy

Diane Ott Whealy, founder of Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, is a passionate advocate for gardening and seed saving, and at a talk at the Minneapolis Spring Home and Garden Show Sunday, her case for the value — even the necessity — of home gardening came through in a few quotes. The meaning of…

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It's Time to Save Seeds for Next Year

With the vegetable garden bulging with produce and many flowers starting to fade, seed savers are on the look-out for the best plants in their garden. The reason is simple: The best plants yield the best seed. Gardeners save seed for many reasons. Some want to preserve heirloom varieties. Others want to save seeds so…

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