The opportunity of a lifetime has presented itself to me. I’m going for a six-month internship at Seed Savers Exchange.

From Wikipedia:

Savers Exchange, or SSE, is a non-profit organization based in DecorahIowa, that preserves heirloom plant varieties through regeneration, distribution and seed exchange. The mission of SSE is to preserve the world’s diverse but endangered garden heritage for future generations by building a network of people committed to collecting, conserving, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, and educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity.

The plan is to learn as much as I can rotating at different points through the various departments of the organization.  This would include collection and preservation, as well as production of a catalog and Yearbook.

After the internship I will be going back to Beit Hillel, Israel to replicate the amazing mission of this non-profit, member supported organization, here in Israel.

Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange members have passed on approximately one million samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.

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