Saving Our Seeds: The Story Behind Seed Savers Exchange

At the breathtaking Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa, centuries of history meet our nation’s agricultural future through the preservation of thousands of heirloom seeds.

Isolated potato tissue cultures grow in test tubes inside the SSE lab. Growing the potatoes in test tubes helps ensure the plants don’t have to be unnecessarily exposed to environmental pressures such as pests and disease.
Photo By Barry Rustin