At the Chicago Flower & Garden Show I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara Melera of the D. Landreth Seed Company, America's oldest seed house. I found her to be a very nice person who really has a passion for seeds and the seed business. I attended a lecture by her that had lost of interesting seed company history, but unfortunately my tape recorder was acting up. I took notes, but it will take some time for me to decipher my own handwriting and pull out the most interesting information.
Barbara was a test subject of sorts as she's the first seed company owner whose autograph I collected for SeedSnatcher.com.