Keeping the family farm in the family is no easy task and keeping one in the same family for 150 years can take monumental effort. We’ve faced numerous challenges over the past several years with our family farm in Tama County, but spent a good part of Thursday with others who have done the same. […]
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Seed Savers Exchange shares grandma’s wa
One of my grandma’s most memorable attributes was her warm smile. Even while grandma, Elsie Musel, wasn’t one to seek the limelight, her kindly smile can now be seen by a wide audience. Decorah-based Seed Savers Exchange features a photo of my grandma on the cover of its new brochure, along with background behind her […]
Spirits of the past come alive through s...
It was a true moment of serendipity. A list of work that I needed to complete battled with wanting to hear Diane Ott Whealy, the co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange, speak at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, the last in a gardening series presented by the ISU Extension Linn County Master Gardeners. Diane’s speech won […]
Horticultural theatre, edible flowers an...
So many incredible lectures are planned at area libraries in coming weeks. Already, the Linn County Master Gardeners have started their spring library talks, listed here. Three free lectures, presented by ISU Extension and Outreach Linn County Master Gardeners, also will take place this month, at the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
Salsa days and aronia berries
So many people I’ve talked to this weekend were in the process, or at least planning, to make salsa. From what I’m hearing from area CSAs, farmers market vendors and gardeners, this has been an excellent season
Truckloads of heirloom seeds to be distr...
DECORAH – Gardeners attending the Seed Savers Exchange annual conference and camp-out will benefit from the generosity of a past member. Mary Ann Fox, a longtime Seed Savers member from Shelbyville, Indiana, died in February at age 71, leaving behind her seed collection of more than 200 bean varieties.
Weekend Photo Gallery: Backyard Abundanc...
Spring has finally arrived in Iowa, with decent weather, plant sales beginning and Iowans eager to dig in their gardens. Backyard Abundance hosted its annual plant sale in Iowa City and residents of Ely shared plants during an exchange at their Community Center. The Ely Public Library is also the site of a Seed Lending […]
Seeds from Iowa sent to global vault in ...
If you’ve never been to Heritage Farm at Seed Savers Exchange, you’re missing out on one of the gems of northeastern Iowa. Set among the hills north of Decorah, the non-profit maintains and sells thousands of seed varieties for the benefit of gardeners around the globe.