Article by Nicholas Garber. Conservation Program Manager. Published December 11, 2017
Last May, Native Seeds/SEARCH announced our 2017 Adopt-a-Crop campaign. During our campaigns we draw upon NS/S members and supporters to provide financial assistance with growing out rare and endangered seed varieties form the Seed Bank Collection to obtain fresh seed and ensure the long-term survival of the varieties. This year’s campaign focused on Drum Gourds, Fort Apache Sunflower, Rio Lucio Pumpkin, Tohono O’odham June Corn, and Wild Scarlet Runner Beans. We are forever grateful for the support we received which allowed us to grow out these seed varieties and several dozen other collections. Supporters who donated $100 or more will receive a seed packet of their adopted crop.