This year, the ECHO-Florida Seed Bank alone produced 50 different accessions of seed, sent out 44 pounds of bulk seed, and distributed 4,146 trial packets of appropriate seeds to people working in 76 countries. When asked about her personal role in ECHO’s mission, Holly Sobetski responded, “As the seed bank manager I help support those in ECHO’s worldwide network who are on the front lines. I believe we are sharing hope with many through seeds and training about seed saving”.
Participating in Regional seed swaps in Florida and Latin America, ECHO Florida’s Seed Bank shared seeds and gained knowledge about indigenous seed varieties that will help our entire network. Pictured above, seeds are cleaned and sorted before being packed and shipped around the world.