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.

A demonstration garden filled with garden flox sits next to a classic barn used for seed processing and drying and grown over with Grandpa Ott’s morning glories—one of the seeds that helped found the organization.
Photo By Barry Rustin