Adults and children are fascinated with the stories of the seeds in our collection, which began with Grandpa Ott’s morning glory and German Pink tomato. Each tale adds valuable cultural and oral history to the garden.
The Children's Seed Collection includes seeds that tell stories:
● Grandpa Admire's Lettuce: The story of the Civil War veteran, Grandpa Admire, and his granddaughter Chloe
● Taiyo sunflower: How sunflowers traveled from Central America to all corners of the globe and back again
● Tom Thumb popcorn: The adventures of Tom Thumb
● Rattlesnake Snap bean: A bean with purple stripes and markings similar to a rattlesnake!
In addition to four seed packets, the Children’s Seed Collection includes My Garden has a Story, a ten-page booklet to help children learn to plant, save seed, and tell their own seed story.
This collection is a fun introduction to gardening and seed saving, and a great way to teach children where their food comes from.