Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) invites Decorah-area residents to Heritage Farm Saturday, Aug. 16, for a behind-the-scenes look at SSE’s work preserving America’s food and garden heritage.
The free event is 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Made possible by Silos & Smokestack’s National Heritage Area grant, Community Field Day attendees will tour the organization’s rare and unusual food crop gardens, seed house and preservation labs, and learn more about “What is an Heirloom.”
An all-organic pancake breakfast will kick-off the day’s events; hay wagon rides will carry visitors throughout the farm, and youth activities will entertain the youngsters.
The Community Field Day is an opportunity for participants and their families to learn about the mission, scope and daily work of Seed Savers Exchange – an organization that researches, saves and shares the core story of America’s agricultural heritage: a story about the intersection of people, plants and food, where “every seed tells a story.”
This event is free, but registration is limited, so sign up early at or call 563-382-5990.
General parking will be available near the SSE offices at 3094 North Winn Road (second driveway on the right, north of the Visitors Center entrance).
Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.
Since 1975, SSE members have been passing on its garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.
Located at 890-acre Heritage Farm, six miles north of Decorah, SSE is open to the public from March 1 through Dec. 23.
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