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Landis Valley Museum is home to the Heirloom Seed Project. Established in the mid 1980s, the Heirloom Seed Project's focus is on seed preservation, seeds from heirloom varieties of vegetable herbs and ornamentals that have historical significance for Pennsylvania Germans from 1750 to 1940.

Heirloom or open pollinated fruit brings our history into the present with flavors and beauty from the past.

Unlike hybrid plants, gardeners can save seeds from heirloom varieties with the assurance that the fruit from each new generation of plants will bear fruit that is similar to the fruit from the past seasons.

The Heirloom Seed Project offers hands-on workshops during the winter for gardeners of all levels.  Please visit our Adult Learning page for more information.

For descriptions of our heirloom varieties please CLICK HERE. You may order by phone (717-569-0401) ext. 204, fax (717-560-2147) or fill out the form below. We accept Visa and Mastercard. 

The Heirloom Seed Project also sells heirloom varieties of plants during Herb and Garden Faire, mid-May. For information about the Herb and Garden Faire, visit our calendar of events.

For more information, please contact Joanne Ranck-Dirks, Heirloom Seed Project Coordinator.