Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Genetic Diversity of our Seeds...

We think that the genetic diversity of our seeds are a precious and irreplaceable gift. So we do our best to balance our need for varieties with tons of different considerations, leaving us with over 80% of the varieties we plant being heirlooms or slightly newer open pollinated ones.

We end up buying seeds from all over in our quest to do this, and are members (though non-listing (meaning we do not actively save and offer to others seeds)) of Seed Savers Exchange from whose catalogue we buy a lot of seeds.

So my question is... What is going on at Seed Savers? I found this on another blog... A pretty long letter but worth reading... The first couple pages on the seed vault are what interests me...

1 comment:

mlc said...

Hmm. I hate it when success and/or failure causes personal hurt and then radiates outward to destroy a business. I loved Seed Savers Exchange, and always wondered how they managed to offer all those wonderful unique seeds to us. I hope they continue to operate regardless of who they partner with.