I’m not really sure where to start with this…other than it’s Incredible! For those of us that believe that our past shapes our future, I have put this on my Bucket List. This is another one of those places within easy traveling distance that I wasn’t aware was there.
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, they have been passing on garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. Heritage Farm is the headquarters of Seed Savers Exchange. The farm is located six miles north of Decorah, Iowa. Nestled among sparkling streams, limestone bluffs, and century-old white pine woods, the 890-acre farm is a living museum of historic varieties. Thousands of heirlooms are grown in certified organic fields.
The farm includes:
• Preservation Gardens ~ thousands of heirloom garden varieties being permanently maintained.
• Historic Orchards ~ hundreds of different varieties of 19th century apples are on display.
• Ancient White Park Cattle ~ only about 800 of these extremely rare, wild cattle survive worldwide, including slightly more than 200 in the U.S. (and about 80 of those reside at Heritage Farm).
Seed Savers Exchange first of all is a huge undertaking requiring many long hard hours ~ thanks for putting in all of the work and secondly it would make a nice destination for a Sunday afternoon drive. Learn how to become a volunteer too.
3094 North Winn Road
Decorah, Iowa 52101