FarmHer: Think Spring, Think Seeds

Published on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:29am

Farms everywhere are reliant on the proper seed to grow their crops, but those seeds have to be grown on a farm, too. Seed Savers Exchange is one such seed farm located in Decorah, Iowa, where they grow and sell heirloom variety seeds.

I spent a sunny fall afternoon with four FarmHers on the sprawling farm as they moved between the growing areas and the barns where the seeds are dried and stored. Farming is truly a labor of love and it was clear that these women—Lauren Bonney, Heidi Cook, Amy Holmgren and Katie Carlson—have that love and are dedicated to preserving heritage varieties and curating quality seeds for other FarmHers all over the world.