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
- Taiyo sunflower: How sunflowers traveled
from Central America to all corners of the globe and back again
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.