[permaculture] Seed Savers Exchange

Jay Woods woodsjay at cox.net
Mon Jan 21 06:20:20 EST 2008

So what do we do to become trained and equipped. In this flawed world, to 
depend on a single organization at a single spot is folly.

On Monday 21 January 2008 12:19:51 am Marshall Chrostowski wrote:
> 3. SSE practices living conservation of genetic resources with a
> rigorous program of rotating growouts. The USDA and other governmental
> agencies have been expanding germplasm banks held at very low
> temperatures. It was been SSE's experience that such germplasm storage
> systems do not protect living matter for advertised durations.
> I urge no campaign to cripple the Seed Savers Exchange. Nor do I
> recommend  a widespread and disbursed seed saving effort to surplant the
> SSE, especially one involving ill-trained and ill-equiped folks of good
> heart but limited experience and time. The SSE plant collection has in
> excess of 20,000 unique seeds or other propagation materials from all
> over the world. Fewer than a tenth is grown out by listed grower members
> of SSE who reoffer seed and other parts annually.

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