Seed Savers’ annual event is July 19-21

Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa, will hold its 33rd annual Conference and Campout July 19-21 to share information from international leaders in the seed movement.

The event, at Seed Savers’ Heritage Farm, will include as speakers Dr. Gary Nabhan, founder of Native Seeds/SEARCH, who will talk about adapting food production to climate change; Rome-based Dr. Jeremy Cherfas, who will speak on the changing regulations governing seed production in the European Union; Dr. Jack Kloppenburg of the University of Wisconsin, who will introduce the Open Source Seed Initiative, an alternative patent protection system for breeders; Sara McCamant from Seed Matters, who will talk about “Seed as a Tool for Community Organizing; and “Edible Landscaping” author Rosalind Creasy, who will present “Confusion in the Edible Garden: What Most Gardeners Want to Know.”

Tours of the 890-acre Heritage Farm, the Seed Savers lab facilities and preservation gardens are part of the event.

For more information or to register, go to

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization that works to conserve and promote America’s food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.  At Heritage Farm it maintains thousands of heirloom garden varieties, most having been brought to North American by members’ ancestors who emigrated from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other parts of the world.

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