"We have been fortunate to work for many years with food historian and author William Woys Weaver, keeper of the historic Roughwood Seed Collection, and his assistant Owen Taylor. Weaver inherited the collection started by his grandfather in 1932 and has grown the collection to around 4,000 varieties of rare, unique, endangered and delicious non-GMO food plants. Located in Devon, Pennsylvania, the Roughwood Seed Collection represents incredible biodiversity that may hold the keys to resilience in an uncertain and changing culture. It is for this reason we find it important to realize that Roughwood Seed Collection needs to raise funds or lose the collection. Weaver is no longer able to financially support the collection and has started selling seeds to sustain his preservation work. Being a small scale operation, Weaver and Taylor need to raise enough funds to get on their feet this year, scale up and make a name for themselves as a small seed company, and become financially self-sufficient through seed sales. You can help save the collection by buying your seeds directly from Roughwood Seed Collection, buying RSC seeds from our Baker Creek website, or buying them from Hudson Valley Seed Library. You can also donate to their online fundraiser, which includes many exciting rewards for donating."
The $15 reward on their fundraiser is a seed packet of your choice , and a thank you note. So for less than 20 bucks, you get to extend the life of a dying species and help out a tiny little company. I mean, check out these purple hot peppers!