- “The Independent Gardener: What are seed libraries and why are they important?“(March 18, 2014). A talk at the annual seed swap of the Alaska Permaculture Guild in Anchorage, Alaska, by Deirdre Helfferich, director of Growing Ester’s Biodiversity.
- “The Seed of Rebellion: Who Controls Your Garden?” (May 22, 2013). A talk by Deirdre Helfferich for the JTEL lecture series in Ester, Alaska.
- “Cultivating Biodiversity in a Farm Ecosystem” (May 16, 2012). Lecture by Susan Willsrud of Calypso Farm & Ecology Center for the JTEL lecture series in Ester, Alaska.
- “Seed Libraries in America: Examples of a new phenomenon” (March 2012). Presentation at the Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Fairbanks, Alaska, by Deirdre Helfferich on behalf of the UAF School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences and the JTEL, Growing Ester’s Biodiversity.
- How to Save Seeds from Your Favorite Tomato! (Sept. 27, 2014, Sept. 14, 2013)
Partial list of cultivars brought by participants in the workshop: Aurora, Black Cherry, Black Krim, Black from Tulah, Black Sea, Cosmonaut Volcov, Druzba, Martino’s Roma, red currant (S. pimpinellifolium), Samara, Small Block, Sun Gold [note: hybrid], Whippersnapper, Wild Cherry.
Other Resources on Seedsaving
Mother Earth News has several articles available for reprint on the topic of seed saving, plant selection, and variety development:
- “Best Seeds for a Bigger, Better Garden,” by Barbara Pleasant, December 2008/January 2009
- “Seed-Starting Basics,” by Nancy Bubel, December/January 2005
- “Grow Your Own Seeds,” by John Navazio, October/November 2003
- “Savvy Seed Care,” by Barbara Pleasant, December 2006/January 2007
- “Save Vegetable Seeds in Your Back Yard,” by Richard P. King, September/October 1977
The Seed Site has information on seed and seed pod types, seed harvesting, seed sowing, germination, seedlings, plant profiles, and more.
J.L. Hudson Public Access Seed Bank: a tremendous resource for seeds and information.