Believe me when I tell you friends we are losing seeds! And everyone needs seeds for their healthy nutritional food needs! We cannot live without seeds that produce green, red and abundant fruit. BUT here today, no one seems to give a toot! They say I'm a fool to speak of such things for "nobody needs seeds". Not when the super market shelves are so full they make you weak in the knees. But the day will come, and I promise it won't be fun, when the big giant companies and governments will do things that make you want to run. But all that will be left are infertile fields and the dust in your eyes. For the living soil that once nourished seeds is gone and all we have left are the lies....
I believe it is important to preserve our farming heritage. Our great grandfathers learned to farm without destroying the earth. They knew how to save heirloom seed from year to year. They were strong and healthy because they grew their own food. Their very hands nourished plants that later nourished their bodies. They were deeply connected to these plants and the earth. Now, most people know nothing of their food, where it comes from, or if it is genetically modified. They blindly stuff this food down their mouth with little regard as long as it is cheap.
Well, there is no such thing as cheap food. There is a consequence to what is being done to the earth and man is just now figuring this out. We cannot blindly keep dumping chemical fertilizers on the earth and washing them into our seas with killing consequences. The earth's very skin is alive and we seem to be doing our best to kill it. Do we not understand that we are a part of this very life? That if we destroy this biosphere we too will die?
I remember my mother and father reading Dr. Seuss stories to me as a kid. My favorite was The Lorax. He was my hero! It was a story of a small furry critter who tried to protect the trees. He always said, "Who will speak for the trees? For the trees have no tongues." Most people know this story from their childhood or they read it to their children now. Did it do any good? The story that is?
I look back. That was the early 1970s when the story came out and we are killing ourselves and the earth at an even greater pace. Will we find ourselves "at the far end of town..."
"At the far end of town where the Grickle-grass grows and the wind smells slow-and-sour when it blows and no birds ever sing excepting old crows... is the Street of the Lifted Lorax. And deep in the Grickle-grass, some people say, if you look deep enough you can still see, today, where the Lorax once stood just as long as it could before somebody lifted the Lorax away....
It all started way back...such a long, long time back...Way back in the days when the grass was still green and the pond was still wet and the clouds were still clean, and the song of the Swomee-Swans rang out in space...
But now," says the Once-ler, "Now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. "SO...Catch!" calls the Once-ler. He lets something fall. "It's a Truffula Seed. It's the last one of all!
You're in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds. And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs. Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back."
Now, this story is coming true. We live in a time when companies patent life, create terminator genes in seeds so they will not sprout and we watch as the last heirloom seeds slip away.
What will you do? You are in charge of the last "truffle tree".
I get so uplifted and motivated when I listen to people like you and Majorie Wildcraft. I buy books and add websites to my favorites list. I make plans, but my husband laughs at my ideas to be self supporting regarding food. I'm 67, wthout boundless energy), he's 70. Is it too late to even think about starting now?
I wish I could share your info on my FB page!!!
Thank you for helping to educate me. All thoughts are welcome if anyone knows the best ways to preserve seeds. I want to do that and do it well. D
I just recently ordered seeds from you for our school garden in Oakland. The reached us so fast and we are very happy. The kids were especially happy about the free watermelon seeds. Thank you so much. When we need more seeds, we will definately...Ms. Sally
Just wanted to let you know I received my seeds, and I want to thank you on how quick my order was picked and shipped to me. I had order some seeds from another seed company in Missouri about a month ago still no seeds and no response from several...Arnold
I really like your emailed newsletters. I'm a blind gardener and very into organic and sustainable gardening. Keep up the great work.Gilbert
Thanks for the speedy delivery. The wheat has been planted and the majority has taken hold... already 4" high and its only been planted for 9 days :) I can't wait to plant the other stuff next spring. I told others about your companySam
Also, thanks for the pink jumbo squash seeds; my wife is looking forward to those the most, along with a few Jerusalem melon plants that I am growing. Thanks for your website; I wish I had found it earlier. I've pretty much given up growing...Frank
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The pkg w/my order arrived. Thanks so much... I WILL be visiting your site again and again !Donna
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I ordered a variety of vegetable seeds last spring. I have to tell you that the germination rate was better than any other heirloom seeds I have had before, and the plants thrived! In this climate zone 4 in Minnesota, the weather can do just about...Diane
Thanks for your prompt reply. Sue was very helpful and got me through the problem. Excellent job!Jerry