Suzanne Ashworth is an educational administrator living in Sacramento, California, whose spare time and large backyard are completely devoted to gardening. Suzanne has donated the text of Seed to Seed to help support the work of the Seed Savers Exchange, a genetic preservation organization with 8,000 members who are working together to maintain and distribute heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruits, grains, flowers, and herbs.
Kent Whealy is the cofounder of Seed Savers Exchange, a nonprofit organization committed to saving heirloom garden seeds from extinction. Founded in 1975 by Kent and Diane Whealy, Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) now has nearly 8,000 members around the world. Its headquarters are at Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa.
"An estimated 60 million Americans grow a portion of their own food in a vegetable garden. Their planting needs are supplied by 255 mail order seed companies, countless local outlets for seeds and plants, and the ever-present grocery store seed rack . . . There have always been a substantial minority of gardeners, however, who bypass the garden seed industry completely by saving their own seeds from year to year. Some of these seed savers, remnants of a recently lost peasant agriculture which purchased nothing that could be produced at home, are still planting the same vegetable varieties that their great-grandparents grew. Other new converts to seed saving may be trying to save something special discovered along the way, or to obtain unique plant material not available commercially. Still others have simply been touched by the powerful satisfaction that comes from a garden which is genuinely self-perpetuating."--from the Introduction
My grandparents saved and traded seeds with family and friends. Should have asked more questions when I could have. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Tim Alexander
Can't wait to be fully self contained and putting this great volume of work to full use. The information seems extensive and covers a wide variety. Read morePublished 18 days ago by joshuanomad
Since I'm not a botanist and don't know Latin species genus for the seeds I want I find it very difficult to find the section I want from the table of contents. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Mary
This book arrived on time in excellent condition. My disappointment is with the photos! Really! In this day and age, the photos are in B&W... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Que2you