- Gathering: Memoir of a Seed Saver
- Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us for a reception with hors-d'oeuvres and beverages and a presentation based on the just released Gathering: Memoir of a Seed Saver, by Diane Ott Whealy of Seed Savers Exchange in
About the Book
Gathering: Memoir of a Seed Saver is the story of Seed Savers Exchange, the nation's premier nonprofit seed-saving organization that began humbly as a simple exchange of seeds among passionate gardeners and how the membership has grown from a small coterie to more than thirteen thousand. This story captures what is best in the American spirit: the ability to dream and through hard work and perseverance inspire others to join the effort. Click Here for a complete book description.
About the Author
Diane Ott Whealy is Co-Founder and Vice President of Education at Seed Savers Exchange, the nation's leading nonprofit organization in the field of genetic diversity. In 1986 Diane helped to develop Heritage Farm, Seed Saver's scenic 890-acre headquarters near Decorah Iowa. Heritage Farm is a unique educational center designed to maintain and display collections of endangered food crops. Diane also founded the Flower and Herb Exchange where members offer over 2000 heirloom flowers and herbs for exchange each year.She is an experienced gardener and still manages to escape to Heritage Farm for weeding and inspiration. Click Here for a Q&A with the author about her book.
About Seed Savers Exchange
Founded in 1975 as a non-profit organization, Seed Savers Exchange has more than 13,000 members, made up of gardeners, orchardist, chefs and plant collectors, dedicated to the preservation and distribution of heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, grains, flowers and herbs. With thousands of varieties in its collection, Seed Savers is one of the largest non-governmental seed banks in the United States. www.seedsavers.org
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