OSA congratulates board member Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (SESE), who received an award last weekend at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s annual conference. SESE was honored as Institution of the Year:
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange emphasizes varieties that perform well in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast and are specifically adapted to organic conditions. Part of their mission is to promote seed saving and traditional plant breeding. Ira Wallace shared: “We believe that preserving unusual heirloom varieties helps to preserve and promote that other endangered breed – the American small farm.” They are honored as institution of the year in recognition of their important work to provide a variety of seed saving equipment, as well as seed saving resources in their books and DVDs, to the agricultural community.