Norah Hummel is the Seed Bank Manager at Seed Savers Exchange. Her interest in sustainable agriculture grew while co-managing the University of Washington’s urban farm.
Since joining the SSE Heritage Farm team in 2016, Norah has contributed to the seed regeneration efforts and evaluation of hundreds of vegetable varieties.
Today she manages the seed resources at Heritage Farm by prioritizing seed for regeneration and curating the collection’s 25,000 accessions.
She also manages the RENEW program partnering with growers across the country to regenerate varieties from the collection. Norah is inspired by the Seed Savers Exchange mission to provide open access heirloom and historic varieties to the public.