Grower Code: SS
Helen is a Master Gardener and a longtime seed saver in Boise, Idaho. She is an avid backyard gardener, some seasons growing in her own yard, her elderly neighbor’s, and two different community garden plots. Though small in scale, her impact on the co-op is huge. As a librarian, Helen has a penchant for researching rare varieties and then trialing them in one of her gardens. When she thinks something is promising, she’ll share it with us in the co-op. Over the years, Helen has grown a HUGE range of crops for us, from her Canyon County Fair Grand Prize-winning: Tuxana Sweet corn (pictured in the photo above) to Cocozelle Zucchini, Marketmore Cucumbers, zinnias, tons of flowers and tomatoes, and so much more! She routinely offers seed-saving classes through the public library system and through the Master Gardeners.