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Know your earthworms, love your earthworms. A guide for the nicest dirt-dwellers your garden could have:
The pale red garden earthworm is often called "nature's plow." That's because an earthworm pushes through soft earth with the point of its head. If the soil is hard, the worm eats its way through, forming interconnected burrows, some several feet deep. Burrows loosen the soil, admitting air and water and helping roots grow. A single acre of cultivated land may be home to as many as 500,000 earthworms, each making the soil a better place for plant...
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There's no need to love them. It's enough if you know about their priceless work.
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Join River Root Farm's Mike Bollinger for a free Fall Planting Workshop THIS SATURDAY at 1:00 PM. Learn what plants to start this time of year and how to protect your garden crops from the coming cold. Come early for a free Heritage Farm tour at noon, and pick up your tickets for the evening's Greg Brown concert at the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center.
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A new discovery! Crop domestication may be TWICE as old as we once believed.
Last week saw the publication of a couple of papers about early agriculture in two very different regions which will probably have people talking for quite a while. From Snir et al.1 came a study of pre-Neolithic cultivation in the
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Check out our fall planting webinar! It's not to early to think about crisp weather and fresh vegetables!

http://www.seedsavers.org/Fall-Planting/
Buy Organic, Heirloom, Non-GMO Seeds for your Fall Garden.
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A summer recipe that can be your antipasto, side, main, or pasta sauce.
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Click the link below to keep up with our Conference & Campout! Use #SSEcamp2015 to join in the fun!

http://tgb.io/SSECamp2015/234173
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Renaissance art gives a glimpse of the watermelon before it became what we know and love today
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The Personal Pan Pizza of the melon world. Step Up to the Plate: 'Nutmeg' Melon!

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Unlike the ubiquitous “cantaloupes” in today’s supermarkets, this melon has a divine aroma and flavor whose complexities are difficult to capture in words – sweet, spicy, nutmeg-like, with a distinctive floral aftertaste. If you are looking for an alternative to today’s standard melon, look no further than ‘Nutmeg.’
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Basil FOREVER! Keep your diet bright even in the dark winter months with these tips from Rodale's!
Basil is delicious and easy to grow, but it's only fresh in the garden for a short time—and you often get a lot of it all at once. If you want to avoid letting it all go to waste, here are three easy methods of preservation.DryingDon't tie basil stalks together or hang them to dry as you might other herbs. Instead, pinch or snip the leaves from the stems and place them on a screen or absorbent towel. Stir daily and allow them to dry until crackly...
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Are you harvesting tomatoes yet?? Martha knows what to do with them!
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Mother Earth News has the secret for sweet corn all through the year!
Preserve your corn harvest by freezing corn. Here are some tips on how to prepare corn for the freezer and how to make soup stock with the cobs.
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Rooftop gardening makes its way in St. Louis. What kind of urban gardening is popping up in your community?
An architect has led an effort to dump some 40 tons of dirt on the roof of a two-story building and grow organic vegetables.
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Non-profit dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom and open-pollinated seeds
Introduction
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom and open-pollinated seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. 

Our Work

Seed Savers Exchange offers an alternative model to big agriculture through our work, encouraging participatory preservation among our members, and by signing the safe seed pledge.

Seed Savers Exchange knows that the future of our planet depends on a genetically diverse food supply and carries out our important work by:

  • Maintaining thousands of varieties of different plant types-from amaranth to watermelon-in one of the largest seed banks of its kind in North America.

  • Regenerating seed in isolation gardens and storing them in ideal conditions.

  • Documenting valuable cultural information on varieties and their histories.

  • Distributing heirloom varieties to members and the public through the Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook and the Seed Savers Exchange Catalog.

  • Storing varieties in back-up locations at the USDA Seed Bank in Fort Collins, CO and at Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. These off-site deposits remain the property of SSE.

    Our mission is supported by donations, memberships, sales, sponsorships and grants.