Plant Breeder Spotlight: Dr. Jeff McCormack

Founder of the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (SESE) and Garden Medicinals and Culinaries and co-founder of Virginia Plant Savers, Jeff McCormack has long played an important role in southeast plant breeding. With a background in natural products chemistry and ecosystem dynamics, he moved to the south and began teaching at the University of Virginia in …

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Plant Breeder Spotlight: Edmund Frost

Edmund Frost lives in Virginia where he is the managing director of Common Wealth Seed Growers, a cooperative of seed growers producing farmer-grown, regionally trialed seeds in the southeast. Frost was drawn to seed growing as part of his anti-GMO activism. As a seed grower, he has spent time at both Acorn and Twin Oaks …

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On the Passing of Tony Kleese

Word has likely reached you by now on the passing of Tony Kleese, founder and first executive director of The People’s Seed (TPS).  Always one to seek out and improve the weaker elements of any system, Tony saw TPS as a vessel for the development of resilient varieties of organic seed in the public domain, …

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Memorial for Tony this Sunday April 15th

We invite all of Tony’s friends, family and supporters to attend his Celebration of Life this Sunday April 15th,  at 11:00am in the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC. The event will be followed by a community potluck lunch. Please see Tony’s obituary page here for a map of parking as it is limited. Also, we still welcome you …

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