Seeds, Soil, Biodiversity
Organic Seed Alliance
Organic Seed Alliance,
a nonprofit public charity, supports the ethical development and
stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We accomplish
our goals through collaborative education and research programs with
organic farmers and other seed professionals.
Seed and Plant Sanctuary
We are a
charitable organization dedicated to the health and vitality of the
earth through the preservation and promotion of heritage seeds.
All these companies have signed the Safe Seed Pledge.
A listing of other companies that have signed the pledge is available at
THE SAFE SEED PLEDGE
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We
must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for
future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and
consumers who want an alternative,
we pledge that we do not
knowingly buy or sell
seeds or plants.
The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural
reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great
biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We
feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested
prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further
assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we
wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils,
genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately people and
London Springs, Oregon
Organic research farm. Seeds and plants particularly
adapted to the Pacific Northwest as well as other regions. Their print
catalog contains a wealth of cultural information. Online and print
Family owned. Vegetable, herb, grass seeds.
Bulk spices and teas, books, gardening supplies and more. Be sure to check
out their Wedding Seeds if you or someone you know is having a wedding.
Online and print catalogs.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
“As the original and largest 100% certified organic
seed company, our mission is to make the profound rewards of organic
gardening available to all, while preserving biodiversity and promoting
sustainable organic agriculture.” Online and print catalogs.
“…a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve
the crop seeds that connect Native American cultures to their lands.
Through seed conservation and community interaction Native Seeds/SEARCH
works to protect crop biodiversity and to celebrate cultural diversity.”
Online and print catalog, membership
“Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is a nonprofit
tax-exempt organization that is saving "heirloom" (handed-down) garden
seeds from extinction. SSE's 8,000 members grow and distribute heirloom
varieties of vegetables, fruits and grains. SSE's main focus is on
heirloom varieties that gardeners and farmers brought to North America
when their families immigrated, and traditional varieties grown by Native
Americans, Mennonites and Amish. Since SSE was founded in 1975, our
members have distributed an estimated 750,000 samples of endangered seeds
not available through catalogs and often on the verge of extinction. SSE
has always been the leader of the heirloom seed movement, and the diligent
efforts of our members are making rare heirloom varieties available to
gardeners everywhere.” Membership.
Located inside our seed
catalog are all of your favorite Abundant Life varieties - vegetable,
flower, and herb seeds along with a great selection of garlic, seed
potatoes, and live plants. All of which are 100% certified organic. We
also have a wide selection of garden supplies to help your garden grow.
Along with our products, you will find a tremendous amount of growing
information including seed saving techniques.
Family-owned. An amazing collection of organic
herb seeds, everlasting seeds, live herb and flower plants, hops, bareroot
perennials, dried herbs, essential oils, herb and spice blends and more.
They also have tours and serve group luncheons. Online and print catalog.
Scheeper's Kitchen Garden Seeds -
Vegetable, herb, edible and bouquet flower
seeds. A delightful printed catalog with nice drawings, recipes and tips.
Order online if you like, but be sure to request the print catalog.
Johnny's Seeds -
Great catalog. Since
beginning in 1973 Johnny's has served organic growers, both professional
and amateur. We continue to carefully strengthen our range of organic
seeds, as well as fertilizers and pesticides permitted by the USDA's
National Organic Program for use in organic production.
Wood Prairie Farm -
A beautiful selection of rainbow colored
organically grown potatoes and certified seed potatoes. Also Gourmet
Organic Gifts including a monthly potato club, potato patch kit,
samplers, cheeses, grains, nuts, beans, dried fruit and winter
vegetables. Also tips on growing potatoes organically and cooking them.
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Salt Spring Island, Canada
Sustainable Canadian seed company selling rare and
unusual seeds. Online catalogue includes heirloom tomatoes,
quinoa, amaranth, seed garlic and a new zero mile diet kit.