From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday in March, local gardeners have the opportunity to purchase heirlooms seeds through IU Libraries' Wylie House, in the Morton C. Bradley, Jr. Education Center at 317 E. Second St.
Over 70 varieties of heirloom flower, herb and vegetable seed, all grown without the use of chemical fertilizer or pesticides, will be available for purchase at $2 per pack. In addition, there will be Seed Saver Exchange Seeds priced at $3.
Find full details, including a list of seeds available, on the Wylie House events page.
Wylie House is an historic house museum recreating and interpreting the 1835 home of Indiana University's first president, Andrew Wylie. We have extended interpretation to the grounds surrounding the house and grow and save seed from heirloom flowers and vegetables. A full-time Outdoor Interpreter is responsible for planning the garden and overseeing the work of local gardeners who volunteer here. While we don't know the exact varieties that the Andrew Wylie family grew, the seeds we select to grow are all heirloom varieties that were grown in this area prior to 1875.
Those interested in the significance of seed saving will want to mark their calendars for March 28 when IU Cinema, in partnership with Wylie House, will host international scholar Dr. Carey Fowler for a Q&A after showing the documentary, Seeds of Time.
Learn more, including how to reserve free tickets for the 7 p.m. show.