We are practicing organic gardeners/farmers as were our grandparents before us. We have a healthy respect for the land, attempting at every conceivable challenge to not use pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Respecting that our children and our grandchildren will take over the torch from us, it is important to leave the land in better shape than we received it.
We have signed the Safe Seed Pledge. Agriculture and seeds provide the base upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all gardeners, farmers and consumers who want an alternative, We pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. (Nor do we want to!!) The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further expose the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.
It is the priority of this Greenhouse to educate people on open-pollinated heirloom varieties for their historical offerings, diversity and endurance. Occasionally some “none heirloom” varieties have shown to be different enough to fill some customers’ curiosity. If it is open-pollinated, then we will offer them. We will slowly replace these, if an suitable heirloom can been found.
We are not experts in the field of Heirlooms. We will try our best to offer varieties that are true to their most accurate history. Occasionally people write us informing us of a variety’s history, as they know it. If they can support their claims, we will gladly change our information to reflect the more accurate one. Thank you for your patience and understanding in the ever changing world of information.