Businesses that share our values help us to foster healthy seed systems. Among these companies is Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seed Initiative, a small seed company that sells 100% biodynamic open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. They’re part of the Camphill Village in Copake, New York, a life-sharing community where people with developmental differences are living a life of dignity, equality, and purpose. People of all abilities grow, clean, and pack their seeds.
One of the reasons for offering only open-pollinated varieties is that another aspect of their mission is encouraging and educating people to grow and save their own seeds. We’re proud to call Turtle Tree a business member and partner in the essential work of stewarding seed and teaching seed-saving skills.
“OSA’s A Seed Saving Guide for Gardeners and Farmers is always one of the first resources we recommend to those considering saving seeds,” says Lisa Millette of Turtle Tree. “Not only is it a thorough introduction — it is free! Turtle Tree is thrilled to refer beginning seed gardeners and farmers to a trustworthy organization to help grow the seed community.”
Visit Turtle Tree’s website to see their selection of seed offerings and to read more about their innovative community.