Ira Wallace

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello


Ira Wallace is on the board of the Organic Seed Alliance and is a worker/owner of the cooperatively managed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, where she coordinates variety selection and new seed grower contracts. Southern Exposure helps people keep control of their food supply through seed saving and sustainable gardening. Books by This Speaker: Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

Ira will be speaking at the Kansas Fair.


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Extending the Harvest Creating a four season garden

Learn how to plan, create, and produce garden bounty all year. This workshop focuses on the all-season garden, including in-depth succession planting, planting summer crops for a fall garden, and fruit planting for late winter.
Organic Gardening Keynote

Available In:

Kansas, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Edible Alliums for All Seasons Onions, garlic, and more

Deer resistant and dynamic, edible alliums provide color in the garden, attract pollinators, and add flavor to the table from the first showers of spring to the last leaves of fall (and through winter in the South). Learn which of them to start in spring and which are better planted in fall. Find out the right timing for seeds, plus hear tips and techniques for how to grow and use onions, chives, garlic scallions, leeks, and their kin where summers are hot and winters mild.
Modern Homesteading Organic Gardening

Available In:

Kansas, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage

Beyond the Basics Growing common and uncommon greens for exciting salads, braising greens, and more all year

Fresh-picked salad greens are among the most rewarding vegetables a gardener can grow. Ira Wallace still grows a variety of lettuces year-round in her garden, but it's the unusual greens that add so much diversity in taste, color, and texture. Let Wallace introduce you to some extraordinary greens and give you a few tips on timing and technique for stretching your salad season and livening up your braising pan, as well as adding excitement to your salad bowl in every season.
Organic Gardening Real Foods

Available In:

Kansas, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Cappers Farmer Stage
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