Tag: D Landreth Seed Company

Save the Date: Seed Swap at Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Save the Date: Seed Swap at Chicago Flower & Garden Show
For the past few years I’ve been organizing a seed swap at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show among a few friends (sometimes strangers too) at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. We referred to it as a “shady seed swap” because we operated without permission of the flower show, and sometimes would sneak off into an empty room... Read more »

Help Save America's Oldest Seed Company

I’ve written here about the D. Landreth Seed Company and their African-American heritage seed line before and I’ve recommended shopping at their booth at the Chicago Flower & garden Show the past two years, in particular if you were interested in growing heirloom potatoes. Moments ago while visiting the company’s Facebook page I came across... Read more »

White House Veggie Garden Inspires African American Gardeners, Seed Company Hopes to do Same.

Beyond the Obama head planter and the Chia Obama, the First Family has created an interest in gardening among many, but among African Americans in particular. “We had a lot more gardeners last year,” said Dr. Shemuel Israel, President of the North Lawndale Greening Committee on Chicago’s West Side. He credits the recession and First... Read more »