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SOSS 2015 Optional Field Trip: Seed Savers Exchange

  • Seed Savers Exchange 3094 N Winn Rd Decorah, IA, 52101 United States (map)
Seed Savers Exchange Field Trip

*Subject to change*

Thursday, August 13

7:30 am - Depart from Leopold Hall
(Load all luggage on bus- not returning to Leopold Hall)

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

11:15 am – History of SSE, Tour of facilities and gardens
Toby Cain - Education Coordinator
Grant Olson - Public Programs Manager

12:30 pm – Lunch & Seed Activity
Catered by Water Street Cafe
Invite SSE staff to eat with us

1:30pm – Preservation Lab
Tim Johnson, PhD - Seed Bank Manager

1:50pm – Seed Stories & Robert Becker Memorial Library
Sara Straate - Seed Historian

2:10pm - Greenhouse Tour
Amy Holmgren - Greenhouse Manager

2:30pm - Tomato Tasting
Phil Kauth - Assistant Curator

2:50pm - Seed House Tour

3:30pm – Orchard Tour
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

Earlier Event: August 10
Science Cafe
Later Event: August 5
Johnny's Selected Seeds Tour