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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blogging For Food

I'd like to give a BIG shout-out and thanks to everyone that posted a link to the Sowing Millions Project hosted by Seeds of Change. Thanks to everyone for taking their time to blog and share their experiences with the world.  I am happy to share a picture of the numerous bags of seeds we received in the mail yesterday.

The seeds were free and we just paid a little for shipping. Boy, was it worth it! I have over 25 packets of different veggies and flowers (duplicate bags were laid on top of each other to save space for the picture.) And heirloom too! I am grateful for the blogs I have found and the new friends I have made on these blogs.

Thanks again...and happy blogging.

3 comments:

PioneerPreppy said...

Nice Haul!!!

Anne said...

I used to love that company. Seeds of Change used to be a small "family" company..

"Supporting Sustainable Organic Agriculture Since 1989

In 1989, Seeds of Change began with a simple mission: to preserve biodiversity and promote sustainable, organic agriculture. By cultivating and disseminating an extensive range of organically grown vegetable, flower, herb and cover crop seeds, we have honored that mission for 20 years."


Sadly bought out by Mars, Inc. Not long ago Mars Inc. shut down the farm and sold it off without any care of it's true value (in regards not only to the plantings, but as well the collection of dedicated people with tremendous knowledge). It used to be that they grew and propagated these strains.. collected and sold the seeds.


It is very cool you got the seeds. :) The above is not to rain on your parade, but rather I know how you have an interest in prepping.

That is what is going on in the seed world right now.. and most people are not aware. At that farm the people of SoC would create their own open pollinated strains the old fashioned way.. careful crossings, selecting for specific traits, stabilizing the strains.. this is something that takes years of focus and dedication.. just for 1 strain. They also maintained countless other strains of many different crops.

Food for thought... how much diversity is maintained when control of seeds (strains, availability, creation of strains) is in the hands of a few major Corporations? And.. what kind of sovereignty can a nation maintain when major companies have a death grip on crop seeds?

It is insane... and it is actually happening. If Monsanto, for example, was to refuse selling seeds for 1 year.. they could bring nations to their knees.

Now grab those seeds.. go forth and multiply! lol oh geez.. ignore me.. I think the time so close to the heat lamp has warped me.

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Wait, are you saying I shouldn't use the seeds? If you think they aren't truly heirloom, should I use them? I've seen the vids on Monsanto and know how their RoundUp Ready crap invades other seeds and takes over. I don't want to screw up the heirlooms I've already planted OR taint my soil.

What do you think Anne? I value your opinion.

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