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我们充满激情的故事Citizen Science Corps志愿者们为改变和有趣的，因为那些他们种植的种子。在公民科学月的庆祝活动，我们分担三个第一手资料由什么激励他们加紧对帮助SSE通过ADAPT和更新程序管事其收藏为子孙后代板揭示2019公民科学军团参加编写。We launched the series with Tiffany Traverse of British Columbia, Canada, and continued it with Dorene Pasekoff of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Our final “profilee”? Sue Gregg of Noblesville, Indiana.yabo
Given that the agricultural sector has been deemed “essential,” Seed Savers Exchange’s growing season must go on. How do we carry out our mission carefully and thoughtfully here in northeast Iowa through a global pandemic? In order to continue our seed production activities for our seed catalog and seed bank at Heritage Farm, we have had to switch gears quickly and wanted to share those changes with our members, donors, and other supporters.Read More
Manyyabo亚博官网supporters know that the organization was founded in 1975 by Kent Whealy and Diane Ott Whealy with seeds from two beloved family heirlooms—the ‘German Pink’ tomato and the ‘Grandpa Ott’s’ morning glory. But from the get-go, other individuals were equally keen to save and share heirloom seeds to preserve genetic diversity. Among them was Lina Sisco of Wadena, Missouri, one of the original listed members of the True Seed Exchange (as Seed Savers Exchange was known until 1979) and the donor of the beautiful and popular“莉娜Sisco鸟蛋”豆。
The first True Seed Exchange newsletter printed a note from Lina Sisco of Winona, Missouri, one of the original listed members:
“I have been gardening for more years than I like to think about and I do love to raise all kinds of stuff and do lots of canning. I share with lots of people from my garden. So I am sending you two kinds of beans that I raise. The Bird Egg beans have been in my family for many, many years, as my grandmother brought them to Missouri some time in the 1880s. ...They are all free to you. Hope you have good luck with them. I am sending my quarter and envelope.”
Fifteen years after the first newsletter, Becky Silva of Vancouver, Washington, sent a note published inSeed Savers 1990 Summer Edition:
“I was going through some oldMother Earth Newsmagazines that were given to me and was reading your interview in the 1982 January/February issue which I found very interesting. I had been thinking of some special beans my grandma used to have. Then you mentioned Lina Sisco and her Bird Egg beans. Lina was my grandma! Lina was proud of those beans, which she had been given by her grandmother, who brought them to Missouri in the 1880s. One year Lina sent us some when I was little I remember being in awe of ‘Granny’s Beans.’
SSE sent Becky some of the beans, now identified as ‘Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg’ bean. It’s a popular bean for planting, and we also sell it as dried eating beans. I love stories with happy endings.
按照Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, the ‘Lina Sisco Bird Egg’ bean is “an unbelievably aromatic and plump bean; its skin splits open to reveal a creamy, almost potato-like texture.” The maroon-and-tan dry bean is equally delicious boiled and seasoned as it is roasted and salted and served as an appetizer. Here is how to grow this tasty pantry staple:
Stay tuned for more blog posts offering some of the best heirloom seed stories we know!
How many vegetable, herb, and flower varieties did you grow in your garden in 2019? If you asked our Evaluation team that question, the answer would be a whopping 501 varieties. Exactly 277 of those varieties were lot checks, a quality-control measure to ensure the seed grown in 2018 to regenerate for our seed bank collection is pure. Another 224 varieties were grown for evaluation purposes. Each of these varieties is measured, weighed, photographed, and (best of all!) tasted by Seed Savers Exchange staff to rank it against the rest of our collection.Read More