Gathering - Pinetree Garden Seeds - Books



By Diane Ott Whealy. The daughter of Iowa farmers, Diane never anticipated becoming a leader of a grass-roots movement to preserve the heritage of heirloom seeds. She takes you on her journey from a small homesteader with seeds inherited from her grandfather to the development of Heritage Farm, the 890-acre scenic headquarters of Seed Savers Exchange. This non-profit seed saving organization began with a simple exchange of seeds between passionate gardeners who wanted to preserve the rich cultural heritage their ancestors had brought to this country. Today, with over 9,000 members of gardeners, orchardist, chefs and plant collectors all dedicated to the preservation and distribution of heirloom varieties, it is the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States. Hardcover 256 pp