We’re happy to highlight our business member of the month: The Good Seed Company, based in Whitefish, Montana. This growing cadre of gardeners and farmers is committed to rebuilding their community’s storehouse of seeds. The company started almost 40 years ago as a single family growing its food ecologically and saving seeds from plants that did well in their zone in the Okanagan Highlands of northeastern Washington.
Today, The Good Seed Company focuses on selling varieties that are well-suited to the Northwest, offering about 175 varieties of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds through online and retail store sales. All of these varieties are open-pollinated and most are produced by small farmers and backyard growers in the region.
“Our mission is to re-establish the community practice of selecting, saving and sharing seeds for common use,” says Co-founder Robin Kelson. “We do this through seed sales, education and community outreach.”
The company offers workshops under the education banner “DIY:GROW” that cover everything from soil to seed. These workshops are designed to reduce the barrier to entry for anyone wanting to take control of their food source. Kelson says the company’s definition of success is to become obsolete, replaced by a vibrant seed saving, sharing and teaching community.
Learn more about The Good Seed Company and the varieties they sell here.