How Are We Different From Other Seed Companies?
Only urban seed producer
Grow, process and sell organic local seed
Collaborate with local seed savers
Collect data on micro-climate specific variety trials
Educate community on seed issues and processing procedures
Encourage gardening as a part of healthier communities
Represent an example of successful urban farm
Brijette Peña of San Diego Seed Company gives her Seed Saving 101 class.
Why Local Seeds Production Matters
Seed Industry History
150 years ago, seed industry as we know it today did not exist. In fact, in 1850 the United States Department of Agriculture started a massive seed sharing to encourage population growth and access to food. This policy gave way to huge population growth and helped fuel the movement west in search of new land. During this time farmers became selecting their crops for the best qualities and crossing them to produce the first wave of hybrids. This gleeful time of free seeds would not last forever.