What Does a Seed Farmer Do?

Posted - August 13, 2018
Saving seed from this year’s crop in order to sow it the following spring is a romantic idea, but most modern-day farmers don’t have Read More

5 Reasons Getting Certified Organic Is Really Difficult

Posted - July 2, 2018
As the only government-administered label that addresses farming practices, the organic emblem is vitally important. There literally is Read More

7 Reasons Why Seed Diversity Is Important

Posted - May 21, 2018
According to research conducted by National Geographic, in 1903, there were 408 distinct tomato varieties sold by commercial seed Read More

Seed Saving 101: 10 Things to Know If You Want to Start Saving Seeds

Posted - May 15, 2018
Beans. That’s right. If you want to start saving seeds, we recommend beans. Or peas. Why? Legumes are by far the easiest seeds to save, Read More

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

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

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

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

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