Millie has a M.S. Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. Horticulture from Clemson University.  She is an Area Consumer Horticulture Extension Agent with Clemson University.  Her responsibilities include managing the Home and Garden Information Center, where she has written many fact sheets and voiced countless educational videos.  She is co-creator of the Sustainable Small Farms and Backyard Program and occasionally serves as a panelist on SCETV’s Making It Grow.  She is also the curator of the SC Crop Improvement Heirloom Seed Collection.  Millie writes bi-monthly gardening column for Carolina Gardener Magazine.  She spent eight years as a Product Manger at Park Seed Wholesale prior to joining Clemson as an extension agent in 2006.

What is an heirloom seed?  Is it better or worse than modern seeds that have been genetically modified.  All your questions about heirloom seeds and Clemson’s program to preserve them will be answered and you will go home with an heirloom seed package.