Please support the Community Seed Exchange's work as we grow out our Garlic Collection, honoring the legacy of Chester Aaron.
Chester Aaron lived in Occidental, where he became a garlic farmer. For more than 40 years, he grew over 60 varieties of garlic from 20 different countries. He is known worldwide for his books on garlic and his efforts in popularizing garlic farming. He was instrumental in expanding what garlic varieties we have access to here in California and the United States.
When he died in 2019, we at the Community Seed Exchange thought it would be wonderful to honor his work with garlic by establishing a stewardship program to maintain his legacy for the community.
The Community Seed Exchange is a project of the School Garden Network's 501 3 c.