Iowa’s Seed Savers Exchange has deposited many varieties of its heirloom seeds at the international Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, and this year, Chelsea Melon seeds made the trip. My late grandmother, Elsie Musel, provided the seeds from the watermelon to her neighbor, Marvin Kucera, who donated them to Decorah-based Seed Savers Exchange, a […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
I had a closeup look at the Ancient White Park cattle that live at the Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm and they are simply striking. The cattle are as beautiful as cattle can be and their calves even more so. A coming art exhibit will highlight that beauty beginning in May, along with a sound […]
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.