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Listed below are a few of our favorite sources for seed and reference materials. All catalogs and books are available for your use at Wylie House. These materials do not circulate, but we invite you to use them here at the museum public hours, Wednesday-Saturday 10am - 4:00pm. Please call ahead (812-855-6224) or email


Flower and Herb Exchange, 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101 -- Membership $10/year -- annual Yearbook with listings of flowers and herbs for exchange. Phone: 563-382-5990

Heritage Seed Program, RR3 Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1R3, CANADA -- US membership $18/year -- magazine 3 times a year and a complete listing of seed offerings each December

Native Seed Communities (a project of Indiana Native Plant Society), 

Seed Exchangers, PO Box 10, Burnips, MI 49314-0010 -- Membership $7.50/year -- 12 monthly issues

Seed Savers Exchange, 3076 North Winn Road, Decorah, Iowa 52101-- Membership $30/year -- 3 large pubiications: summer and harvest editions with informative articles, and the spring Seed. Phone: 563-382-5990

Savers Yearbook listing seeds available from gardeners nationwide and abroad


Heirloom Seeds

Wylie House Seed, Wylie House Museum, 317 E. Second Street, Bloomington, IN 47401. (812) 855-6224.

Seed Savers Exchange, 3076 N. Winn Rd., Decorah, IA 52101

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, 2278 Baker Creek Rd., Mansfield, MO 65704

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants, P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, VA 22902-0316

Landis Valley Heirloom Seed Co., Landis Valley Museum, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 569-0401

Old Sturbridge Village Museum, One Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge, MA 01566


Seed Sowing and Saving, Carole B. Turner, Storey Communications Inc. 1998, ISBN 0-8027-04497-2

Seed to Seed (IUCAT record), Suzanne Ashworth, Seed Saver Publications 1991, ISBN 0-9613977-7-2

Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings (IUCAT record), Rudy and Joy Favretti, American Association for State and Local History, 1978, Revised Edition 1991, ISBN 0-7619-8930-7

Heirloom Vegetable Gardening, William Woys Weaver, Henry Hold & Company, Inc. 1997, ISBN 0-8050-4025-0

Shattering Food, Politics, and the Loss of Genetic Diversity (IUCAT record), Cary Fowler & Pat Mooney, University of Arizona Press 1990, ISBN 0-8165-1181-0