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July 13, 2014

Heirlooms R Us

Until I started touring sustainable farms, I had only thought about seeds as being GMO (genetically modified) or non-GMO. I presumed that the provenance of a non-GMO seed would have no bearing on the organic essence of the resulting plant. I had to re-evalutate this position after visiting a microgreens farm. I realized that when I eat sprouts or microgreens, I am eating plant growth that is not far removed from the seed stage. If the seed was treated with anti-fungal and/or anti-bacterial chemicals prior to sprouting, then I might be eating traces of those very chemicals.

As worried as I might be about eating chemicals with my sprouts, I am quite a bit more concerned about losing seed diversity. Patricia Muir notes that

Starting a seed business is not the only way to make sure heirloom seeds remain in production. There are seedbanks which help in the preservation of heirloom plant varieties. Seedbanks worldwide can send duplicate samples of their seeds for long-term storage to Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. There are a multitude of seed exchange websites where individuals can offer seeds for trade and make requests for seeds they are seeking. In many areas, folks get together once or twice a year to swap seeds that grow well in their area. And there are seed libraries, where you can “check out” seeds at the beginning of the growing season and “return” some at the end of the season once the plants have gone to seed. Pamela and Cliff Fox are also contributing to these preservation efforts by growing heirloom plants and selling their seeds online.

You can find Cliff and Pamela’s seeds online under the name Heirlooms R Us

  • On EBay
  • On Etsy

Cliff and Pamela Fox are all about heirloom and open-pollinated seeds. Their seed-selling business helps preserve seeds that might be heading toward extinction.

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