Please join us on-line for the first ever Seed Savers Exchange Virtual Benefit Concert to raise money via great music for one of the biggest heirloom vegetable seed banks in the world!
Diversity in all forms is healthy for the human spirit; diversity in seeds and food is healthy for body, mind & soul. In this trying year of Covid 19 pandemic, we're moving the annual benefit concert off the farm & on-line for an internet-only concert featuring some of the Midwest's greatest songwriters & activists. Seed Savers Virtual Benefit Line-up:
Joe & Vicki Price
Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman
And special guest speakers:
Diane Ott Whealy (Seed Savers Director)
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As a nonprofit, Seed Savers Exchange aims to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.
Seed Savers Exchange was founded in Missouri in 1975 by Diane Ott Whealy and Kent Whealy. Diane's grandfather entrusted to them the seeds of two garden plants, ‘Grandpa Ott's’ morning glory and ‘German Pink’ tomato. These seeds, brought by Grandpa Ott's parents from Bavaria when they immigrated to Iowa in 1884, became the first two varieties in the collection.
“We can only preserve heirloom seeds through active stewardship. If we don’t use them, if we don’t allow them to grow again, they become lost.”
- Diane Ott Whealy, Co-Founder of Seed Savers Exchange