Spring Lecture at Ladew: The D. Landreth Seed Company and the Story of America’s Great Seedhouses
Event date and time:
April 10, 2013, 10:30 AM
Cost: $25 for members and $30 for non-members. $12 for optional lunch.
Come trace the history of the seed trade in America from 1784 (when the first seedhouse establishment was opened) through the 20th century. Learn about the founding of Breck, Buist, Ferry Morse, Burpee, Park, Henderson, C. H. Lippincott and Bodger, as well as Landreth. Barbara Melera is president and CEO of The D. Landreth Seed Company, located in New Freedom, PA. Landreth is the oldest seedhouse in America, established in 1784, and the fourth oldest U.S. corporation. Today, Landreth is recognized as one of the leading providers of heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seed.