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SOSS 2015 Optional Field Trip: Seed Savers Exchange

  • Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange Field Trip

*Subject to change*

Thursday, August 13

7:30 am - Depart from UW-Madison lodging

11:00 am – Arrive Seed Savers Exchange
Meet at Lillian Goldman Visitors’ Center

11:15 am – Tour & history of SSE

12:30 pm – Lunch
Catered by Oneota Food Coop
Invite SSE staff to eat with us

1:30pm – Preservation Lab
John Torgrimson – President & Executive Director
Tim Johnson, PhD - Seed Bank Manager
Phillip Smith - Tissue Culture Specialist
Tor Janson - Collections Curator

2:15pm – Robert Becker Memorial Library 
Sara Straate - Seed Historian

2:45pm - Facilities Tour
Seed house/packing rooms, greenhouses, high tunnel, root cellar
Amy Holmgren - Greenhouse Manager
Zach Row-Heyveld - Germplasm Storage and Distribution Technician

3:15pm – Tomato / Pepper Tasting
Steffen Mirsky - Horticultural Technician
Phil Kauth - Assistant Curator

4:00pm – Orchard
Dan Bussey - Orchard Manager

4:30pm – Depart for Pepperfield Project
5:00pm – Arrive Pepperfield Project
Tour / talk with David Cavagnaro

5:45pm – Dinner

6:45pm – Depart for Madison
10:00pm – Arrive Madison