Developing a Public Domain Seed Bank for the Ozark Bioregion

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $17,095.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Daniel Roth
Elixir Farm

Annual Reports


  • Vegetables: beans, cucurbits, tomatoes


  • Crop Production: seed saving, seed bank
  • Education and Training: demonstration
  • Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems

    Proposal summary:

    Three farms and a sustainable forestry operation will cooperate to research, select, cultivate and harvest an assortment of seed varieties chosen for their suitability to the Ozark Bioregion. The seed collection will include seeds of organic heirloom vegetables, native North American wildflowers and herbs, and edible "forest garden" plants for woods cultivation.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.