Where does Sean Brock get his heirloom seeds?
Seed saving is one of my obsessions. I have a giant white chest freezer full of hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of varieties of Southern plants. There’s this group of people that are obsessed with collecting these things and are their stories. It’s a small group, and we all just work together. Lots of things show up in the mail, and I ship things out. And then, the more interviews that I’m able to do or any chance I get to talk about it, you never know who’s reading that article. Because someone reads that article and sees how passionate I am about saving these things and then I start getting packages in the mail and handwritten letters saying, “This was my grandmother’s favorite bean. It’s from blank-blank county, Virginia, please take care of it.” That’s kind of the way it works. It’s super cool.