Jere Gettle is founder of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and a contributor to the World Tomato Society. His lifelong passion is for growing, with a dedication to nurturing heirloom seeds and making them widely available. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds offers more than 1,800 varieties of unique seeds from over 75 countries, making it the largest selection in the United States. More than 700,000 gardeners receive Baker Creek’s seed catalog, encouraging a continuous exchange of knowledge, ideas, and seeds. He and his wife Emilee supply free seed to growers in impoverished nations, as well as to local school gardens and educational projects. Their home base is in Missouri, with a seed bank in Petaluma, California (USA).