June 30: Deadline for Heritage Seed Savers Kickstarter

Heritage Seed Collective  

The Heritage Seed Collective, created by Blackberry Meadows Farm, is nearing the conclusion of a $10,000 Kickstarter project.  If this goal is met by July 1 (at 2:44 a.m.), then the Collective will receive a Sprout Fund grant from the, thirty regional heritage foods now considered "threatened" on the Slow Food Ark of Taste will find new life in local private and community gardens, and a dynamic website will enable seed-saving, seed-sharing, and collaboration.  In the meantime, you can purchase Ark of Taste plants from Blackberry Meadows that come with packets and seed-saving instructions for next season's seeds.

You can read about the project in Patricia Lowry's story in the Post-Gazette: "Heritage Seeds: A Good Save"  National Geographic looks at why the world needs seed banks in  "Seeds Worth Saving" 

Please consider contributing to the effort, by Thursday night!  As with all Kickstarter projects, you are not charged unless the goal is met.

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