Grande Ronde Area Seed Savers
Folly Farm is home to a community-built cache of heirloom seeds saved and grown by home growers in northeast Oregon.
We aim to spark interest in saving seeds, build seed-saving skills and knowledge, and support local seed swaps: casual gatherings for home gardeners, micro-farmers, and seed-savers to share gardening tips and exchange seeds. We hold seed swaps at several locations in early Spring and late Fall every year.
Saving heirloom seeds ensures we’ll have more to grow in next year’s gardens, and seeds to share with our next generation of gardeners. By participating in seed swaps, together we will build up a cache of delicious, rare, and regionally-adapted heirloom seeds that grow and thrive here in the northeastern corner of Oregon.
Why save seeds?
An understanding of the food chain and the source of the foods you eat brings to the forefront the full life cycle of every living organism. By growing, harvesting, and saving our own seeds, we take responsibility for making decisions about how and where our food is grown, and the types of food we eat.
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