About Saving our Seeds
This site is provided courtesy of Jeff McCormack, founder and previous owner of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Garden Medicinals and Culinaries, co-founder of Virginia Plant Savers, and founder and owner of McCormack's Botanicals.
Jeff has published a number of articles on heirloom seeds, sustainable agriculture, integrated pest management, and has edited several books on topics which include seed saving and culinary herbs. He has authored 7 organic seed production manuals for the USDA. He has a life-long interest in medicinal plants and ethnobotany. Since 2008 he has been researching the pharmacology and oral histories associated with plant-based medicine in the Bahamas. His first book, Bush Medicine of the Bahamas, was the 2012 recipient of the Mary W. Klinger Book Award for outstanding book of the year in ethnobotany.
Saving Our Seeds is another venue for raising awareness of our threatened genetic resources, and an additional resource for providing information and knowledge tools for seed saving and seed conservation.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improving this site.
Thanks to the many people who make this work possible, and thank you for visiting!
Please consider supporting this site through a donation, no matter how small. Publication downloads are currently free of charge. With increased popularity of the website, hosting costs and the number of email inquiries have risen substantially. Thank you!
Saving our Seeds, Charlottesville, VA 22911
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