Bountiful Gardens will not operate in 2018.
In response to many requests, we are posting links to our favorite small seed companies. We celebrate the
existence of so many good ones.
All of these companies have signed the safe seed pledge, and have missions we support. They all sell open-pollinated seed. None are owned by larger entities. Many are farm-based and run by individuals or families. Please respect that these folks are hard-working and sometimes short-handed. They may not be able to offer telephone ordering. All are worthy of your support. We list them by region:
Open Circle SeedsSmall farm-based company in GMO-free Mendocino County.
Redwood Seeds Farm-based company run by a family in north-central California.
Quail Seeds New venture by our longtime catalog and newsletter writer. Right now this is a blog
continuing our Garden Tips series, with seeds to come in 2018.
Resilient Seed Krista Rome grew many of our bean and corn varieties on her Washington farm. Her seed quality is outstanding. Her goal is to help gardeners grow a full diet.
Wild Garden Seed Showcases farm-original lettuces and other greens as well as large selection of
flowers. Frank Morton's essays are the best critique of the GMO and plant-patenting issues we have seen.
Adaptive Seed Farm-based company showcasing varieties they have collected from around the world that
are particularly well suited to the Northwest climate.
Native Seed Search Seeds of ancient native varieties indigenous to the Southwest as well as adapted
varieties of familiar vegetables.
Prairie Road Organic Seed The Podoll family has been growing and breeding seed on their North Dakota
Farm for 2 generations.
Seed Saver's Exchange One of the original founders of the Heirloom movement.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Well-chosen seeds for the challenges of Southern weather. Many
historic heirlooms of the region.
Fedco Seeds A cooperative, set up to support small farmers and home gardeners. Broad choice of
varieties and types of seed, with customers nationwide. The catalog is great reading.
For medicinal herbs, trees, and shrubs
Strictly Medicinal, for a wide variety of excellent seed as well as excellent advice on growing them.
Bountiful Gardens was started as an educational non-profit business in 1985 to provide access to vanishing heirloom
seeds, and to raise awareness of the importance of seed-saving, organic methods, and open-pollinated (heirloom)
seeds. Now these are all household words. Dozens of heirloom seed companies, seed libraries, and seed swaps
Our mission is accomplished.
Ecology Action, our parent non-profit will continue its mission to teach sustainable food production in other
ways. Thank-you for being part of it!
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