A Seed-Based Romance

Photo credit: Seed Savers Exchange.

LOVE this wedding storyin today’s New York Times!  The bride, Dr. Amy Goldman, is chairwoman of the Seed Savers Exchange and the groom, Dr. Cary Fowler is head of theGlobal Crop Diversity Trust, which helps run the famous Svalbard Global Seed Vauilt in arctic Norway.  The couple is seen here at the vault.

My favorite part of the story:

As far as their study of seeds goes, the couple do have some differences:  Dr. Goldman likes “fruity vegetables,” while Dr.  Fowler prefers staples, like rice and wheat.

Photo credit:  Seed Savers Exchange.

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Susan Harris

Susan’s a garden writer, teacher and activist in the Washington, D.C. area. Co-founder of GardenRant, she also wrote for national gardening magazines and independent garden centers before retiring in 2014. Now she has time for these projects:

  • Founding and now managing the pro-science educational nonprofit GOOD GARDENING VIDEOS that finds and promotes the best videos on YouTube for teaching people to garden.
  • Creating and managing DC GARDENS, the nonprofit campaign to promote the public gardens of the Washington, D.C. area, and gardening by locals.
  • Creating and editing the community website GREENBELT ONLINE to serve her adopted hometown of Greenbelt, Maryland (a “New Deal Utopia” founded in 1937).
  • Also in Greenbelt, MD, writing the e-newsletter and serving on the Board of Directors for the cooperatively-owned music and arts venue and restaurant called the NEW DEAL CAFE.

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  1. They look very happy. May their mutual love of seeds carry them through the ups and downs of marriage for years to come. :o) Great story.

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