38th Annual Conference
& Campout

Back to Our Roots

July 20 & 21, 2018

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Come take part in this colorful celebration of our farm and garden heritage. Friday night potluck, seed swap, bonfire, and camping. Free lectures, workshops, garden tours, hayrides, vegetable tastings, and an old-fashioned barn dance on Saturday.


FREE Registration

All ages

Meals and camping not included


Registration required

$15 Saturday lunch

$25 Saturday dinner


Registration required

$25/site covers Friday and Saturday night

Max 6 people per site

Primitive sites, no shower or electricity


Schedule is subject to change

Friday, July 20

3:00 pm

Campground Check-in

4:00 pm

Cash Bar Opens

5:00 pm


6:00 pm

Seed Swap and Hayrides

8:00 pm


Saturday, July 21

10:00-11:30 am

Hayrides, Garden Tours, Speaker: Soil Health

11:30 am-12:15 pm

Hayrides, Garden Tours, Workshop: Gardening in the North

12:15-1:15 pm

Lunch (registration required: $15/person)

1:15-2:15 pm

Orchard Hike, Speaker: Edible Landscaping

2:30-3:30 pm

Speaker: Food Justice

3:45-4:45 pm

Speaker: TBA

5:00-6:00 pm

Speaker: Relocalizing Your Food System

6:00-6:30 pm

Book Signing, Cash Bar Opens

6:30 pm

Dinner (registration required: $25/person)

8:00 pm

Barn Dance with Western Home String Band


Heritage Farm
3094 North Winn Road
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Registration Deadline

Online registration closes Friday, July 13 at 3:00 p.m. CST No further registration or changes available past this time.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

We understand that plans can change. Full refunds are available through July 12. Refunds are not available after July 12th.


Directions, Parking, Accessibility and Grounds

How do I get there?

Heritage Farm is located just outside Decorah, Iowa.

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Where do I park my car?

Parking is available on our upper campus, 3094 North Winn Road, the third Seed Savers Exchange driveway coming from Highway 52. Signs will direct you to the parking area.

What if I have trouble walking on uneven ground?

There are a number of handicapped-accessible parking spaces near the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center.

Can I bring my pet?

We discourage bringing pets at any time during a Seed Savers Exchange event in consideration of all of our guests. Service animals are allowed.

Food & Camping

Lodging is not guaranteed unless purchased ahead of time.

Is Camping allowed?

Yes. There are spaces for tent camping. Small campers are also allowed. Camping sites are $25 for Friday and Saturday evening. Each site can hold up to 6 people. Camping will be in our Heritage Orchard, so individual fires will not be allowed. However, there will be a communal bonfire on Friday evening on lower campus.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Yes. Feel free to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks to the event.

Will food and drink be available for purchase?

  • Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner meals must be purchased online by July 13.
  • Snacks will be available throughout the day Saturday at no charge.
  • Coffee, water, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available free of charge.
  • Wine and beer will be available for purchase Friday and Saturday evenings.

Will Heritage Farm be open to the public?

Lillian Goldman Visitor Center will be open to the public. Workshops and speakers will be open to the public.