Seeds and stories are passed down between generations. Traditionally, gardeners saved much of their own seed and shared it with friends, families and neighbours. The names of some varieties reflect the story behind the seed. For example, Wild Goose beans were found in the gullet of a goose. Mortgage Lifter tomatoes sold so well they allowed the farmer who developed them to pay off his mortgage. What about the stories from our region?
Atlantic Seed Stories is an inter-generational project that connects people to their past, children to their elders, and a community to their food supply. We would like to collect stories about heirloom seeds, grow out these seeds at community gardens, and then share the seeds.
If you have seeds or stories to share, or suggestions of people I should contact, please email Janet Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org