My sister said let’s plan something exciting for my birthday. For some people that might mean a hot air balloon ride or a trip to the windy city, but I have a passion for green, and one of the first things that popped into my mind was visiting a location on my Life List: Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa. If you have ever had their catalog, you’ve probably spent hours lusting over the vegetables and getting engrossed in the stories behind many of the heirloom seeds. I wanted to see “where the magic happens”!
The first photo shows some of the demonstration gardens that are located near the visitor center and huge gift shop. The second photo we accessed by driving back a ways into the property, where the real magic happens. I assume this is a production field that is obviously not very far along in the first week of June. We did not take time for the walking tour, which might have given us more information and a better idea of what really goes on, but my mission, besides just getting there, was to see what they use for trellising and to SHOP!