5 Nonprofits Sowing the Seeds of a Better Food System

Posted - April 4, 2018
Once the work of public researchers, plant breeding is now dominated by a handful of massive corporations, but there are still a variety Read More

A Look Inside the Seed Vault That Protects the Building Blocks of Our Planet’s Food Supply

Posted - February 21, 2018
In the far reaches of Norway, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault acts as an insurance policy against worst-case scenarios by securing the Read More

How to Shop for Veggies: Our Seed-Selection Guide

Posted - February 21, 2018
Winter is the season of dreams for farmers and gardeners. We can go on and on to anyone who’ll stand to listen about our plans for the Read More

How to Make an Herbal Tincture, Just in Time for Cold & Flu Season

Posted - February 21, 2018
Tinctures are a potent way to take advantage of a plant’s medicinal powers. And they’re easy to make, too. All you need are your Read More

How to Build a Three-Bin Composter

Posted - February 21, 2018
Compost—there never seems to be enough. And if you keep adding material to a single heap, the stuff is never really finished. The Read More

How to Build a Native Bee Hotel

Posted - February 21, 2018
We think of bees as hive creatures with a nasty sting. But not all bees live in hives or have such an aggressive approach to Read More

Meet the Farmer: Ryan Alexander of Alexander Farms

Posted - February 1, 2018
Ryan Alexander grew up on a farm in Wilmington, Ohio, but he was always more interested in rock ‘n’ roll than soil and corn. Ryan Read More

The Story Behind the Beauty Industry’s Most Eco-Friendly Packaging

Posted - January 10, 2018
A recyclable, compostable shampoo bottle is a tall order, but teamwork made it happen. Here's a sobering fact: The average American Read More

Those Gorgeous Hudson Valley Seed Company Art Packs? This Is How They’re Made

Posted - January 2, 2018
Hear from the designers who created Seed Phytonutrients’ custom collection. The imagery on most seed packets tends toward the literal, Read More

Meet Ken Greene: A Book Worm with a Green Thumb … and a Passion for Seed Preservation

Posted - January 2, 2018
Have you heard the one about the librarian who loved seeds so much that he opened a seed library? Nope, that’s not a corny Read More