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Baker Creek Heriloom Seeds

April 16, 2013

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

This company is by far one of the best examples of responsible agriculture.  I’ve been a fan and customer of theirs since the beginning, and couldn’t be happier that they have found success!  No matter what climate you’re in, or what you like to grow in your garden, they have something for everyone.  It’s a family owned business, and it seems like the old saying, “do what you love and the money will follow…”  has proven true for them.

Every year we lose hundreds, if not thousands of seed varieties across the globe.  Reasons can range from drought and pest pressure, globalization, and the spread of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms,) throughout the globe by large agribusinesses like Monsanto.  Farmers who rely on their crops to survive that dwell in developing nations are the targets of these large corporations.  This is a whole topic in and of itself, I’m not sure a blog has the room for it.

These same farmers and their native, well adapted seeds are the targets of Baker Creek’s Jere Gettle.  However, his business is not to destroy their practices, and special heirloom varieties.  Instead, he collects and preserves these seeds for future propagation in the U.S.  By doing so, these varieties become available to people across the globe, and the heirlooms genetic code remains in tact for future generations.

If you are interested in buying their seeds visit http://www.rareseeds.com and open your eyes to an amazing pool of genetic diversity your garden and you have never seen!

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