Article by Melissa Kruse-Peeples and Sheryl Joy. Published May 11, 2017
Each year Native Seeds/SEARCH grows numerous accessions from our Seed Bank Collection at our Conservation Farm in Patagonia, Arizona to obtain fresh seed. The number of accessions can vary from just a few dozen to over 300 depending upon the number of seeds to be planted, the pollination needs, the staff available, and needs of the Conservation program. This year we are growing over 50 accessions. We have selected 5 of these accessions to highlight during our Adopt-A-Crop campaign. The campaign allows NS/S supporters to join us in the shared stewardship of these seeds. All supporters will receive a report of the grow-out at the end of the harvest and seed processing cycle.