Monthly Archives: December 2014

Share the Seed Thanks Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

SESE logoShare the Seed would like to thank Southern Exposure Seed Exchange for their generous donation of starter seeds for the members of the project in 2014.  The seed from SESE allows our members to start their seed saving efforts with pure, high-quality seed!

In addition to a catalog containing over 700 open-pollinated heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables, grains, cover crops, and other specialty items, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange is “a worker-run cooperative where every worker has a voice in the decisions of the company and where workers receive equal compensation regardless of the economic value traditionally placed on the jobs done.”  Hats off to SESE for their dedication to GMO-free seeds and their work supporting small community-minded groups like ours!

For those wanting to learn more about saving their own seed, SESE has a ton of fantastic resources on their website.  Check out their Growing Guides and Library for detailed information on every crop imaginable!

Share the Seed Welcomes a New Chapter!

Aubree SandersI am very excited to announce that Share the Seed is expanding its reach with a second chapter Ava, Missouri, headed up by Share the Seed member Aubree Sanders.  Aubree is an herbalist and skilled organizer who joined the group last year and comes to us with a rich history of community service and a fantastic way with people!  While living in Springfield, MO, Aubree worked with the Well Fed Neighbor Alliance and the 1,000 Gardens Project educating the community about the need for food security in the Ozarks. Aubree and her partner, Bradley, own and operate Celestial Springs Herbs in Ava.   She plans to kick off the Ava chapter with a seed swap!  So if you live in the Ava, MO area, please contact us here to volunteer and get all the details! We will be posting the Ava seed swap event and more right here, so stay tuned!

Winter Seed Saving: Pumpkins and Squash

Butternut Squash with seeds. Copyright Jill Henderson

By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz

With the holidays just around the corner, the last thing people might be thinking of is gardening.  But trust me, the two go together like pumpkin pie and whipped cream!  In fact, if you grew your own pumpkins or squash this year and plan on using the sweet flesh to make delectable holiday pies, breads or savory dishes, now is the perfect time to save some seed!

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