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Wonderful Words from the Wizard of Horticulture

Eleanor H.

Saranac Wheat kernels - a soft white Open Source Seed Initiative Pledged wheat variety

As we are planning our fall planted winter grain trials, I came across a 1926 quote by the "Wizard of Horticulture" Luther Burbank and though we are merely stewards of the seeds, it resonates:

"What a joy life is when you have made a close working partnership with Nature, helping her to produce for the benefit of mankind new forms, colors, and perfumes in flowers which were never known before; fruits in form, size, and flavor never before seen on this globe; and grains of enormously increased productiveness, whose fat kernels are filled with more and better nourishment, a veritable storehouse of perfect food—new food for all the world's untold millions for all time to come"

1926 Luther Burbank

And a neat trivia tidbit – Henry Ford moved the house that Burbank was born in, as well as his California garden office to Dearborn's Greenfield Village.

Pictured is Saranac wheat, an OSSI-Pledged soft white variety which with Mother Nature's blessings, we hope to have available next fall.


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