""Southern Exposure Seed Exchange"" (SESE) is a for-profit business which is the principal industry within the income sharing Acorn Community located in central Virginia. SESE is a source for heirloom seeds and other open-pollinated (non-hybrid) seeds with an emphasis on vegetables, flowers, and herbs that grow well in the Mid-Atlantic region. SESE also support seed saving and traditional seed breeding, through their product line and also through lectures and workshops.
The operational cycle for SESE runs from January to April principally filling seed orders. From March to August work is focused on the gardens, tending seed and food crops. From August through October SESE harvests, cleans, and purity tests the seeds grown throughout the season. In September specialty crops are shipped: garlic, onion bulbs, as well as ginseng and goldenseal.
SESE uses both USDA Certified organic seed stock as well as non-certified organics from trusted sources.
SESE is partnering with the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants to organize the 2007 Heritage Harvest Festival. The Heritage Harvest Festival is a non-profit event designed to educate the public on the importance of organics and heritage varieties.
- Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
- Acorn Intentional Community
- Heritage Harvest Festival
- USDA National Organic Program
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