Ira Wallace: Writer, Seed Saver, Educator

Ira Wallace is a seed saver, an educator, and the essential intellectual and physical energy behind Southern Exposure Seed Exchange—one of the country’s best known and most respected sources for heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.

The SFA Take: Back To School

Dr. Passidomo’s course, The South in Food, models how educators may use SFA content as a teaching tool in the classroom.

Meet Ira Lewis of Harkers Island

Ira Lewis grew up on the shores of Harkers Island fishing as his father did on Shackleford Banks. He joined the coast guard in 1938.

Harkers Island Listening Potluck

We will honor the folks who shared their stories for our Harkers Island oral history project with a listening room event and community potluck on Thursday, August 11 in Harkers Island, North Carolina.

Field Notes from Harkers Island, NC

On Harkers Island, home is saltwater in your blood and lazy days on the pizer. It’s hard work and having enough. Home is a place, battered and beautiful, with its simplicities and complications.

New Oral History: Harkers Island, NC

In this new collection of oral histories, we hear the stories of Harkers Island, located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, an island communities built on foodways and traditions necessitated by the landscape.

The SFA Take: Keeping in Touch

Our lives are complicated, change is guaranteed. Oral history interviews capture a piece of a person at one place in a certain time. We can’t always go back to collect more. But we can try to make it possible.