Seed Saver’s Exchange – Decorah, Iowa
Heirloom seeds, rare varieties of vegetables, fruits and grains handed down within families of gardeners for generations. Available for all to grow.
Over 11,000 endangered varieties of garden seeds are being saved from extinction. Founded in 1975 the Seed Saver’s Exchange has more than 8,000 members, some of them grow the varieties to amake the seeds available to SSE and the public.
Seed Saver’s also owns and operates the 170 acre Heritage Farm which serves as heirloom-vegetable patch, rare-fruit orchard and headquarters for the organization.
There are daily tours available for both the Preservation Gardens and Historic Orchard throughout the growing season.
Location: 3076 NOrth Winn Rd. Decorah, Iowa
From the junction of Highway 9 and US 52 drive 5.5 miles north on US 52. Turn right on North Winn Rd. (W-34) and proceed 1 mile to the visitor parking sign.
Open: Memorial Day to October from 9 AM to 5 PM.