Born, raised, and residing in the small central Maine town of Saint Albans, Heron’s plant “roots” derive from childhood chores in his family’s large back-to-the-lander gardens and high school summers spent working (or pretending to) on a local organic vegetable farm. An ongoing 19-year career at Fedco Seeds has engaged him in diverse elements of the retail seed business, including various daily operations, trial progam management, and catalog writing. His day job has run parallel to establishing a personal farm operation that focuses on seed production, seed saving, and plant breeding. Sharing the experiential skill sets and relevant history of seed work in the Northeast is Heron’s passion.