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Community Field Day & Pancake Breakfast at Seed Savers Exchange

Mon, Aug 4th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

Decorah, Iowa— Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is inviting Decorah-area residents to Heritage Farm for a behind-the-scenes look at SSE’s work preserving America’s food and garden heritage. Made possible by Silos & Smokestack’s National Heritage Area grant, Community Field Day attendees will tour the organization’s rare and unusual food crop gardens, Seed House, Preservation labs, and learn more about “What is an Heirloom.” Visitors will talk one-on-one with staff at SSE to learn the importance of this little-known national treasure right in the heart of Winneshiek County.

An all-organic pancake breakfast will kick-off the day’s events; hay wagon rides will carry visitors throughout the farm, and youth activities will entertain the youngsters. The Community Field Day is a fantastic and accessible opportunity for participants and their families to learn about the mission, scope, and daily work of Seed Savers Exchange – an organization that researches, saves and shares the core story of America’s agricultural heritage: a story about the intersection of people, plants and food, where “every seed tells a story.”

This event is FREE, but registration is limited, so sign up early on our website

Community Field Day

When: August 16, 2014, 9:00am – 1:30pm

Where: Lillian Goldman Visitors Center, Heritage Farm

3074 North Winn Road

Decorah, Iowa 52101

Cost: FREE (registration required)

Registration: or call (563) 382-5990

Details: General parking will be available near the SSE offices at 3094 North Winn Road (second driveway on the right, north of the Visitors Center entrance).

Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, SSE members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. Located at 890-acre Heritage Farm, six miles north of Decorah, Iowa, SSE is open to the public from March 1 through December 23. For more information visit:

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