Empowering Gardeners to Grow Roots of Sustainability Thank you for your interest in open pollinated vegetables, culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. We are here to serve you and to nurture nature. Please use the navigation at the left (click) to access the full range of our seeds, plants, books, and other cool stuff. One Love! Our greatest joy is to provide you with GOOD LIVE SEEDS. We believe that the best way to support good health of friends and family is to get everybody out into the garden to do some work in the sunshine, then feed them up on fresh salads and vegetables that are the results of their own good labors. Naturopathic doctors tell us that the best way to avoid cancer is to eat organic, freshly grown green leafy vegetables. We believe that by planting diversity we can really help the earth to heal. We put detailed growing instructions specific to the plant on each and every packet of seeds. Live fully this precious life!
Evergreen Seeds - Asian Vegetable SeedsAnnie's Heirloom SeedsPurple Sage Medicinal HerbsWelcome to Purple Sage Medicinal Herbs. This website is maintained by a Medical Herbalist as an information resource for those interested in medicinal herbs and their applications, including students of complementary and alternative medicine, botanists, gardeners, cooks, and anyone wanting to learn more about traditional herbal medicine. If you are intending to use herbal medicines yourself you should first read the safety statement. Site Contents Herb Profiles: An expanding database of monographs on individual herbs and their medicinal uses. Treatments: This section deals with a selection of common ailments and possible herbal treatments. Shop: Buy dried herbs, herbal capsules, lotions & potions, books, gifts and much more. Books and Equipment shop: In association with Amazon, all the herbal books and equipment you'll need, all in one place. Recipes: Seasonal recipes and simple crafts using herbs and spices. Back to top Which herb books are being recommended by Amazon this week? Who am I?
Filaree Garlic FarmSeed Giants vs. U.S. FarmersFor related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page. In 2003, CFS launched an investigation to determine the extent to which American farmers are impacted by litigation arising from the use of patented, genetically engineered ("GE" or "transgenic") crops. This investigation culminated in a 2005 report, a comprehensive assessment of Monsanto Company's use of U.S. patent law to control the use of staple crop seeds by farmers. The groundbreaking report, Monsanto vs. U.S. Farmers, details the results of this research, discusses the ramifications for the future of U.S. farming, and provides policy recommendations for improvement. At that time, we documented that recorded judgments granted to Monsanto amounted to over 15 million dollars.1 Applying its significant financial and legal resources, Monsanto has also forced farmers to pay an estimated hundreds of millions more through confidential out-of-court settlements.
Bountiful GardensSeeds of Change HomepageAdaptive Seeds | Seed Embassador ProjectThe Four Steps Required to Keep Monsanto Out of Your GardenSeed catalogs for the 2014 growing season are arriving in mailboxes across the Northern Hemisphere with home gardeners everywhere starting to plan which seeds they will sow in their spring gardens. A positive trend in recent years is the growing number of gardening enthusiasts choosing to plant gardens using organic and/or heirloom seeds. What most of these home gardeners don’t realize is that corporate behemoth and GMO titan Monsanto has been gobbling up the seed market faster than a caterpillar can munch a tomato plant! With one fell swoop in 2005, Monsanto grabbed approximately 40% of the US vegetable seed market with its acquisition of Seminis. This means that a home gardener could unknowingly be supporting the development and proliferation of genetically modified crops if the seeds used are from Seminis. In addition, Monsanto now apparently owns the trademark for many of the names of the heirloom seed varieties themselves! Yes, it does. Surprise! Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Turtle Tree SeedMonsanto to Buy Seed Seller Seminis for $1 Billion (Update3)Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Monsanto Co., the world's biggest developer of genetically engineered crops, agreed to buy Seminis Inc. for $1 billion in cash from Fox Paine & Co. and minority investors to gain the largest maker of vegetable and fruit seeds. Monsanto, based in St. Louis, also will assume about $400 million in Seminis debt, Monsanto spokeswoman Lori Fisher said today. Monsanto's shares fell 4.8 percent. Fox Paine, the private equity firm started by former Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. partner Saul Fox, owns 58 percent of Oxnard, California-based Seminis. Monsanto will sell vegetable and fruit seeds for the first time, surpassing DuPont Co. as the world's largest seller of seeds and gene-modified traits, Chief Executive Hugh Grant said on a conference call with investors. ``The value in the agriculture industry has shifted dramatically away from chemicals and into seeds,'' Grant said on the call. Seed Development Seminis Shareholders