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"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." —William Shakespeare ift.tt/2WP1aDo
Our extensive collection of heirloom sunflower seeds comprises plants of diverse heights and colors as well as miniature and double-blooming varieties. Whether you are looking for sunflowers to brighten your garden or wish to grow sunflowers for seed, yo… ift.tt/2Uhjd3J
Happy National Puppy Day from Frasier! He gave his official seal of approval to our delicious ‘Large Red Cherry' tomatoes. 🐶�#nationalpuppydaya#SeedSaversExchangeg#tomatoese#dogsofinstagramaift.tt/2xfM3s6LF5
Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory is one of two plants (the other being the German Pink tomato) that inspired the creation of Seed Savers Exchange. This self-sowing annual was given to SSE co-founder Diane Ott Whealy by her Grandpa Ott who lived on a 40-acre f… ift.tt/3diWYBK
Look at those faces! It is business as usual for our heritage Ancient White Park cattle here at Heritage Farm. ❤️ #ancientwhiteparkcattle #whiteparkcattle #seedsaversexchange ift.tt/2Uf2c92
Spring is just two days away! Can the flowers and bees be much farther behind? 🌸🐝 “The happiness of the bee...is to exist. For man, it is to know that and to wonder at it.” —Jacques Yves Cousteau#springiscomingn#seedsaversexchangeg#pollinatorsrift.tt/3d8GFYcdUD
We are still shipping orders, but with the volume of orders being placed and the needs of social distancing, shipments are taking longer than normal. Thank you for your patience. 🌱�#seedsaversexchangegift.tt/3d5QE0oEuF
We love when seed donations include recipes. Pictured are “leather britches”, a once common technique for long term storage of what crop type? This variety was originally donated by Belinda Ellion of West Virginia. More interesting varieties can be found… ift.tt/2xvocot
Snowy morning at Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa. ❄️❄️❄️ #SeedSaversExchange #springiscoming #snow ift.tt/3bQMitl
Our variety of the month for February is the Hungarian Heart tomato! Listed in the 1991 SSE Yearbook by Jerry Muller of Alabama. He acquired the variety in 1988 from Ed Simon of Pennsylvania. Simon stated it was brought to the United States in 1901 from … ift.tt/2UJkCkj
We have Shishito peppers exclusively as transplants this season! The Shishito pepper is a popular appetizer pepper that is interesting for being mostly a mild chili pepper, but every now and then a particular pod will pack some heat. The heat isn’t overw… ift.tt/3731OPj
Thank you to our wonderful J-Term interns (pictured with our Preservation staff) for all of their hard work at Heritage Farm! �#seedsaversexchangee#internshipp#internshipprogrammift.tt/37vJgZe8I
Germination testing is the perfect activity for a snowy day at Heritage Farm! ❄️🌱❄️🌱❄️🌱#seedsaversexchangen#snown#okrakift.tt/2ud6G6waSi1
Seed Savers Exchange is seeking Seasonal Seed Stewards to join our team. These positions will support field staff with all field work and seed-production activities, including collection regeneration, catalog seed production, and evaluation grow outs. Th… ift.tt/388PNso
The red, elongated fruits of this variety have a sweet flavor, an even burn, and a truly unique appearance—twisted and spiraled with wrinkled skin, they resemble a ram’s horn. The pendant fruits measure 5-8" long and 1" wide, and weigh approximately an o… ift.tt/2NrOfSz
162 days until the official start of summer. Not that we are counting... 🌞�#seedsaversexchangeg#flowersr#flowergardeneift.tt/2FE4DLmcYf
THANK YOU! We are starting the new year with deep gratitude to you and everyone in our community who believes in the power of a seed and helped us meet the year-end matching grant. Your generosity will help us steward and grow our living collection of he… ift.tt/2FrYf9R
Your support of Seed Savers Exchange’s critical work will be matched dollar for dollar—but we need to receive your tax-deductible, year-end gift before midnight tonight! Help us unlock the hope and potential within the seeds we save, steward and share. W… ift.tt/2QDdH8v
Right now, your support of Seed Savers Exchange’s critical work to preserve heirloom seeds and biodiversity will be matched dollar for dollar—but we need to receive your tax-deductible, year-end gift in the next 24 hours! Make a difference today at the l… ift.tt/37kyJPL
There is hope in a sprouting seed. And there is hope being generated in our community—we couldn’t be more excited about where we are headed together in the coming year. There has never been a better time for you to invest in the work of Seed Savers Excha… ift.tt/2sg5pvf
Happy Holidays from the team at Seed Savers Exchange! ❤️🎄�#seedsaversexchangeg#happyholidaysyift.tt/2Sm8J2tJCE
New from the collection Marrowstem Kale Fearing Burr made sure to note this tall kale in his landmark 1863 book, Field and Garden Vegetables of America. Its edible stalk reaches up to 30" tall and is cloaked in an abundance of leaves which can be eaten … ift.tt/2EFeJve
There is hope in a sprouting seed. Seed Savers Exchange is carefully stewarding and regenerating a biodiverse seed collection of over 20,000 varieties, saving these seeds from extinction and sharing them with gardeners around the world to be grown again … ift.tt/34GLfYb
Check out our variety of the month for December, the Minnesota Winter Bunching Onion! A true bunching onion, this flavorful, blue-green variety is a perfect addition to salads, soups, stews, and stir-fries. 🌱🌱ift.tt/35z0940E#bunchingonionioift.tt/2S8kadJ7HFK
There is hope in a sprouting seed. Seed Savers Exchange is carefully stewarding and regenerating a biodiverse seed collection of over 20,000 varieties, saving these seeds from extinction and sharing them with gardeners around the world to be grown again … ift.tt/2PXYT47
Sometimes, what matters in the work to preserve biodiversity and resilience is a tiny seed. These three varieties were rescued from extinction through the care of skilled people at Seed Savers Exchange, who took only a few seeds and turned them into many… ift.tt/36sAN7Z
New giftable packaging with the same great seeds. Choose from 11 themed collections and get six seed packs for the price of five! ift.tt/35bvCJp #heirloomseed #garden #seedsaversexchange #vegetables #flowers ift.tt/36mp0rJ
Get the gardeners in your life a $50 gift membership to Seed Savers Exchange for $40! Or a $30 Paperless Membership for $25. The gift membership includes three exclusive varieties of seeds from our heirloom seed bank, 20% off their first order along with… ift.tt/2Luppk0
Seed Savers Exchange is seeking a Catalog Field Assistant to join our team. Responsibilities include assisting with field preparation, seed production, wet and dry processing, field maintenance, and seed harvesting and processing. In the winter, assists … ift.tt/2YewYk3
Today is Giving Tuesday! Give the gift of seeds to help families and children grow their own healthy food through a gift to Seed Savers Exchange. You will also be protecting biodiversity, building resilience in our food system, and engaging new generatio… ift.tt/2P20oNS
For Giving Tuesday, you can help families and children access seeds to grow their own healthy food by making a gift to Seed Savers Exchange. You will also be protecting biodiversity, building resilience in our food system, and engaging new generations in… ift.tt/2DF4XbG
All of us at Seed Savers Exchange are grateful for the seeds entrusted to our care. And we are grateful to you, for stewarding, growing and sharing these seeds alongside us. ift.tt/2pARtK8 #seedsaversexchange #thankyou #growyourownfood #heirlift.tt/35ETHIo
Not only do we preserve heirloom seeds, our 890-acre farm also acts as a preserve for rare native species. Check out our new blog post! 🌱#SeedSaversExchangee#preservationn#educationn#luthercollegee#linkinbiooift.tt/34a5rlWQr
It’s @givemn Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Your gift today will revitalize our collection of over 1,200 rare apple varieties. Did you know that only 15 apples make up 90% of the apple market in the U.S.? Give today and do good. … ift.tt/2XbvBCa
Last Friday our new executive director, Emily Rose Haga, (center) was proud to receive the 2019 Golden Silo Award for Outstanding Partner Site that has shown excellence in interpreting the story of American agriculture by @silosandsmokestacks. #seedsaveift.tt/2QffMZz
Give to the Max Day on Thursday, Nov. 14 is a special day of philanthropy in Minnesota that has a big impact on nonprofits like Seed Savers Exchange. This year all proceeds are being dedicated to our Orchard Revitalization, helping to preserve over 1,200… ift.tt/2JXijDU
Visit seedsavers.org/catalog to request your 2020 catalog! It will be arriving in mailboxes in early December! 🌱#SeedSaversExchangee#organicseedss#seedcataloggift.tt/36CYgV92u
We harvested this beautiful corn this week at Heritage Farm. Both are part of over 2,000 varieties identified as originating in indigenous communities and are part of our seed rematriation project. The corn in the foreground is 'Winnebago Spotted,' and t… ift.tt/2MLLknD
Join the team at Heritage Farm! Seed Savers Exchange is seeking a Greenhouse Assistant to join our team. This year-round position will support Seed Savers Exchange’s mission-driven work regenerating seeds and distributing heirloom seeds and plants. Respo… ift.tt/2MJzmv6
Goal = Met! Sending heartfelt thanks to you, our community, who took action and donated over $75,000 to revitalize our Historic Orchard at Seed Savers Exchange. Together, we are preserving over 1,200 apple varieties and ensuring that the diverse beauty a… ift.tt/2n7MOPi
Apple vs. 'Apple' gourd. 🍎 Apple Gourds are hard-shelled gourds shaped like an apple. Mottled green skin dries to brown; very long shelf life. Gourds are 6-8" tall and 4-6" across. Best used for crafting, birdhouses, or for making baking apples feel …ift.tt/2nT1lP19q
The pollinators are enjoying the cooler weather at Heritage Farm in Decorah, IA. 🦋🐝❤#pollinatorgardene#zinniai#seedsaversexchangegift.tt/2mrIpXflI4
Frasier gave his official seal of approval to these 'Large Red Cherry' tomatoes at today’s photo shoot! 👌�#tomatoese#frenchbulldogo#growyourownw#seedsaversexchangegift.tt/2nCZLAyIHN
It’s been an exciting week at Heritage Farm as the Seed Savers Exchange Board of Directors and staff welcomed Emily Rose Haga as the new Executive Director of Seed Savers Exchange. As a plant breeder, long-time member, and new Executive Director, she ha… ift.tt/34Z3p8R
Our Ohno Scarlet turnips are a little large, but we still had fun evaluating (and lifting them) at Heritage Farm! 🏋️‍♀️#seedsaversexchangee#turnipp#growyourownnift.tt/31N6MO8Xh
What are you doing on Saturday, September 21? We’re proud to be sponsors of the @TJMonticello2019 #HeritageHarvestFestival! . With dozens of heirloom vegetables to taste, chef demos, event speakers, kids activities and food trucks, you won’t want to miss… ift.tt/331LXPB
Celebrate fall at Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa! Seed Savers Exchange is hosting a Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 5 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Vote for your favorite soup, attend a workshop, take a hayride, and make your very own corn husk doll. Th… ift.tt/31AxBoW
These beautiful (tiny!) Marble peppers are growing in our evaluation garden at Heritage Farm in Decorah for possible inclusion in a future catalog. They are also available on the Exchange - our community of gardeners and seed stewards, sharing and swappi… ift.tt/2O48XsD
Tiny harvest week continues at Heritage Farm with these Miniature Yellow Bell Peppers! Short stocky plants covered with lovely 2" long miniature bell peppers with an excellent fresh flavor. A friend gave the yellow and red versions to SSE member Lucina C… ift.tt/31kfh3d
Big harvest today! These Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber bear an abundance of 1" fruits that resemble tiny watermelons. Their initial flavor profile is that of a sweet cucumber, but is followed by a surprising “already pickled” taste, offering an interesti… ift.tt/2A6CfPp
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