Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 07:13:29
From: chris reid <reidchris@...
Subject: Anyone Growing
Seeds from Abundant Life Seed Foundation?
Since so many members of this
group seem to range far and wide looking for
new seeds, I thought I would
pass on some news about a fire apparently
destroying most of the seed stock
of Abundant Life Seed Foundation in Port
Townsend, Washington USA.
you have ever ordered seed from them and continued to save seeds, they
interested in hearing from people who can offer to send back some seeds
help rebuild their collection. They do not want seeds mailed at
point, but just to know what's out there. They had 2000 varieties
heirloom seeds up to 1500 years old, so the fire -- which last I heard
believed to be arson by a couple of local teenagers -- appears to
caused a stunning loss to the world, possibly forever. Originally
thought they had lost everything, and since then, they have discovered
seeds in file cabinets which will be tested for viability. I
able to find a September update to post here.
Here is a
post describing the fire, and a link to ASF website.
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I live in Port Townsend, Washington, USA,
home of the Abundant Life Seed =
Foundation who propagate and sell seeds
which are endangered, =
open-pollinated, antique and hard-to-find
This morning a tremendous fire destroyed the over a
building which housed the offices, retail, catalog and
facilities. The farm, barns and drying sheds are located
elsewhere and =
were not affected. The old building also housed a
gourmet grocery, meat =
market and green grocer.
The loss of the seeds is
horrible, as many of these varieties cannot be =
found anywhere else.
Here is the website. There has not been a call for donations of
money, etc. yet, but I will write again if there is new
Feel free to pass this information on to others who
might be interested.