Olivia and Noah O'Dwyer-Dest
Scale of Operations: 2 acres
Climate: 120 day growing season. Cool and humid. Sometimes very wet, sometimes very dry summers. Cold and wet shoulder seasons. Severely cold winter.
Distribution: Local retail (rack sales, farmers market, etc.), Online store front
Crop families experienced with in seed production: Barley, Basil, Beets, Borage, Broccoli, Cabbage, Calendula, Carrot, Celery and celeriac, Chamomile, Chervil, Chicory, Chinese cabbage, Chives, Cilantro, Collards, Corn, Cowpeas, Cucumbers, Dill, Dry beans, Eggplant, Fennel, Garden beans, Garlic, Grain, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Melons, Mustard, Mustards, Nasturtium, Oats, Okra, Parsley, Peas, Peppers, Popcorn, Poppy, Pumpkins, Radishes, Rutabaga, Sage, Sorghum, specialty greens, Summer squash, Sunflower, Sweet corn, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Vetch, Watermelons, Wheat, Winter squash
Is seed in any quantities available for purchase? Yes
Instructions for purchasing: Purchase from our website bhoomideviseeds.com
Open to contracting for seed production?: No
BioBhoomi Devi Seeds is a No-Till seed farm in Lincolnville, Maine. We focus on production varieties of agricultural crops and specialize in both rare and culturally significant heirloom cultivars as well as more recently developed open source cultivars. We are especially keen on growing and developing local landraces and other highly productive, resilient and genetically diverse varieties. Recently we have been growing potent medicinal herbs for seed and plan to develop a sizable collection to offer in the future. We serve the seed needs of homesteaders, gardeners and commercial farmers alike.
We employ permaculture methods and rely on a near closed loop fertility system using biomass from the forest and field ecosystems on our farm to feed our crop beds. Cover crops, leaves, grasses, ramial wood chips, wood ash, homemade compost and fermented urine and nitrogen teas for fertigation provide us with all of the fertility we need to produce robust seed crops year after year. The closed loop systems we employ are the focal point of our farm and at the center of our seed production. We look forward to our continuing sustainable evolution and collaborations with other farms in order to share knowledge and resources on what we call "Dynamic Earth Systems Farming".