Heirloom seeds are those that will be true to the plant from which they come. They are not hybrid plants nor are they from genetically engineered plants. Heirloom seeds can be passed on for generations, from mothers to daughters and garden to garden. Some seeds are over 150 years old. Obviously, none of this type of seed has been fed anything but the best clean and clear water, and of course no fertilizers, or anything else that may alter it genetically.

Many people are interested in gardening organically, working in cooperation with the spiritual world of nature and keeping their food supply pure, not only for themselves but for future generations.

The following are several sources:
  • Seed Savers Exchange, 3076 N. Winn Rd., Decorah, IA 52101
  • Heirloom Seed Project, Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Heirloom Seeds, P.O. Box 245, West Elizabeth, PA 15088
  • Shepherd's Garden Seeds, 30 Irene St., Torrington, CT 06790
  • Perennial Pleasures Nursery, P.O. Box 147, 2 Brickhouse Rd., East Hardwick, VT 05836
  • Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, P.O. box 318, Charlettesville, VA 22902
  • Select Seeds Antique Flowers, 180 Stickney Rd., Union, CT 06076
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