Preserving the Past - Creating the Future
Preserve the Acadian Brown Cotton (ABC) heirloom seed
Revitalize local ABC cotton production with farmers who are committed to regenerative agricultural practices
Create a traceable supply chain for a sustainable fashion industry in Acadiana
ULL Cade Farm Seed Bank
Careful and controlled selection, saving and replanting of Acadian Brown Cotton is absolutely necessary for survival of this variety of Gossypium Hirsutum.
The preferred traits of this New World cotton were cultivated by humans for several millennia.
Acadians and their descendants in Louisana continued this selection regimen
for over 200 years.
The University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Cade Research Farm and Seed Bank is now storing hundreds of pounds of our heirloom ABC seed.