So far for the 2016 growing season, sweetly seeds has Renee’s Garden packets at the Dixon Market. There are Scatter Garden cans also in Dixon, and at KOKO, Taos Fly Shop, and the Flowerdust Fruit Market. More packets will be available in February as the season progresses.
I have taken 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, sell or trade 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 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 healthy people and communities.”
With Monsanto bearing down on seed companies and small farms, it is up to us as home gardeners to save our own seed and share!