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Seed Season--Part 1

Seed Season--Part 1

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“Lately, I’ve needed a new ethical code to guide my seed shopping. I want seed that was raised in conditions like my own — in a low-input system — and if possible, in a geographically similar environment. That way, I’m contributing less to the pollution caused by conventional seed growing, and I am likely to have better growing success.”   –Margaret Roach

Read the short New York Times opinion piece, Look Carefully at Those Seeds by Margaret Roach before you order your seeds for the coming growing season. 

You may rethink your criteria for choosing seeds as you leaf through the pages of seed catalogs or flip through a website. 

“In our locavore-centric society, we increasingly ask where every bite of food came from. Since our food (or what our food was fed) comes from seeds, isn’t it time to ask where those all-important embryos, innocent or otherwise, come from, too?”  –Margaret Roach

Image credit: New York Times, Alexis Anne Mackenzie

Seed Season--Part 2

Seed Season--Part 2

Scenes from the Winter Garden

Scenes from the Winter Garden