Our seeds are open pollinated and heirloom, period.
“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 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.”
Moreover, we do not use any GMO, hybrid (F1), seeds with PVP's or patented seed for sale. All seed is open pollinated or heirloom and made to be freely shared and improved upon as humans have been doing for centuries.
To that end, we recognize the original breeders of new or novel varieties by giving them credit in seed descriptions as well as voluntarily paying them a royalty for their work. To increase biodiversity and keep innovation open for everyone, our varieties for the sale to the public must also be open and free to use and we do not consent using our germplasm in any patenting structure. We not only maintain heirloom varieties for sale, re-select and improve varieties, but breed new varieties for resiliency and taste.