Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Message from Seed Savers Exchange

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The folks at Seed Savers Exchange noticed my post last weekend regarding their 2010 catalog and sent me an email, which I'm happy to share with all of you here:

Thomas - congratulations on your excellent blog and thank you for profiling our 2010 seed catalog. A couple comments that you may want to pass on to your readers. You do not have to be a member to purchase seeds in our catalog, which has more than 600 heirloom varieties in it. The Yearbook, which goes out to our more than 11,000 members, is used by members to "exchange seeds". In our 2009 Yearbook, 700 members listed more than 13,000 plant varieties. This is the "exchange" in Seed Savers Exchange. Thanks for your good work. For more information, your readers can go to www.seedsavers.org.

John Torgrimson
Seed Savers Exchange

Even though membership is optional, I will definitely consider it and hope you all will too! I've been able to befriend some wonderful seed savers through this blog and it seems really worthwhile to become part of a large network of like-minded folks.


  1. How cool, you got SSE's attention. It's a great group and worthy of membership. I usually add a donation with my membership to help them out a bit more...

  2. Hi Thomas..well that was sure nice....

    I have ordered out of there too..great stuff....

    we are we doing our garden over here..i am taking pictures...adding a little shed roof over the front of the house..and Sharon ...my gardening friend is helping me with planting ideas...
    I'll keep you posted on how it's going....

    More later,

  3. Thats so exciting! I love Seedsavers exchange. I will eventually become a member when I can afford it.

    Thanks for following my blog too. I agree with you. I don't like sport hunting but when it comes to gathering food it's great. Whitetail get heavily populated in MI hence hunting. I everyone I know has hit a deer with their car. Many more than once! I guess some people don't understand the benefits of hunting. oh well.

  4. That was nice that they contacted you and provided the additional information.

  5. I'm a huge fan of theirs, used their seed a lot back in my urban garden days.

  6. I just got their catalog in the mail yesterday because I'm a professional garden writer. I plan to join, and buy some of their interesting garlics and potatoes (German butterball--I've had them from our local farmer's market and they're fabulous).