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heritage seed library
by Tim Willmott : Be the first to leave a comment
The Heritage Seed Library (HSL) sends out 40,000 plus packets of seeds containing rare and endangered varieties to its members and others every year. In this way vegetable varieties that are not widely available and may be threatened are conserved and brought back to prominence.
The HSL Department maintains a collection, mainly of European varieties, which over the decades have been dropped from popular seed catalogues. Their collection contains many of these but also some landraces and a large number of family heirloom varieties that have never been in a catalogue.