ALL of our seeds are non-certified ORGANIC (produced without chemical fertilizers or pesticides) and are grown, harvested, and processed by hand–with love–in our backyard and community gardens in Pullman, WA and Moscow, ID. NONE of our seeds are patented, PVP, or genetically modified (GMO). We offer open-pollinated, public domain seed, as well as heterogeneous (diverse gene) bulk populations. Our seeds have been sourced from all over the world and we are working to adapt them to our local environments while also increasing genetic diversity overall, so varieties succeed in your environments.
In addition to selling seeds in our Seed Store and exchanging seeds through our Seed Exchange, we strive to provide relevant information and resources to backyard gardeners and seed savers (see for example our Seed Library on the families of plants we are conserving, as well as our Resources for information on seed saving, food justice issues, and seed and food industry news).
Our mission is to increase plant genetic diversity through in-situ, or on-site conservation of seeds and to make available a reference collection (ex-situ conservation) of rare, diverse, and resilient seed varieties to other backyard gardeners/seed savers. Unlike traditional seed companies, our wish is for this genetic diversity to be adapted within your particular environments, with your caring hands–a real grassroots seed conservation movement! By doing so, together we increase plant genetic diversity, adaptability, and resilience–tools needed for a changing climate and fighting consolidation in the seed and food industries. We hope that in time, this newly adapted germplasm can be re-offered through the Seed Exchange to others wanting to participate. The plant genetic resources in this seed exchange act as a safe house of seeds that have been honed and adapted over time.
Again, the seeds we offer are all grown, harvested, and processed with our 4 hands (WE ARE NOT RESELLERS). Because we are limited by land and sets of hands we only deal with small quantities of seed. However, with our care, attention to detail, and our personalized approach we offer the highest quality seeds and service. We perform our own germination testing, guaranteeing seed quality and strive to process orders within 3-5 business days.
We offer 100 seeds (10 seeds for tomatoes) for $5.00. One lb. garlic (out of stock for 2016) is $10.00. We ask that quantities be limited to two packets per variety; however we may have more of some varieties available. If you need more than 2 packs of seed, ~200 seeds per variety, please be in touch to see if this is possible. For garlic please limit to 1 lb. per order.
We offer flat rate ($5.00) shipping across the U.S. Whether you order one, or twenty seed packs, shipping is always just $5.00. International shipping prices vary (see below). If there are any questions about our pricing or shipping, or if you are ordering from outside the United States please contact us.
We have had much success with international shipping and in most cases this is possible. However, we cannot guarantee seeds will pass the phytosanitary requirements of the importing country. If you are interested in placing an order outside of the U.S., please be in touch with us so we can work out the details, as well as provide a shipping estimate.
“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 genetically engineered 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 are 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, healthy people and communities.” (see history of The Safe Seed Pledge)