Carbondale’s seed swap about more than protecting a prized tomato

Read the full story in the Southern Illinoisian.

Many people have the same collective memory: A hot, sunny afternoon at their grandparents’ house, the smell of warm grass and dirt mixes with the distinct nose of a tomato plant — the perfume of summer, the combination of which can’t be duplicated.

After plucking the perfect fruit and slicing it, still warm from the sun, all it needs is a small dash of salt. Like a good peach, the juice races to the tip of the chin, maybe even staining a T-shirt.

It’s best tomato anyone has ever had and it’s hard to find again.

And local seed savers might be able to help.

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