Life in the Lost World

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   Mar 02

The Safe Seed Pledge and taking our power back from Monsanto

Spring. The time of year when thoughts, for many of us, turn to the garden. This years seed catalogs began to arrive a couple of months ago, and those among us that are champion procrastinators, are still making their planting choices.

If you’re the kind of gardener who buys vegetable seeds or seedlings (including tomato plants) from a local garden center, as I sometimes do, beware the varieties you select. Otherwise, you could very well be putting money into the hands of the wretched Monsanto Corporation. Forewarned is forearmed, right?

The easiest choice, in my opinion, is to only buy seeds from those companies who have taken the safe seed pledge and promise that their seed is free of the bonds of Monsanto and guarantee their seed contains no genetically modified material.

We can no long trust the powers that be to protect our families. Instead, we must take the responsibility on ourselves and that starts, in my opinion, with the very food we put on our family table!

Companies, like Kraft are forcing us into participating in the largest food experiments in history but we don’t have to submit. We can take our power back starting in the garden!

The Safe Seed Pledge

“Agriculture and seeds provide the basis 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 farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative,

We pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.

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 assess 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.”

A list of companies that took the Safe Seed Pledge in 2012. If you know of any that I haven’t included here, please let me know!


Aravaipa Heirlooms
PO Box 72
Oracle, AZ 85623

Hatching Bunnies Farm
Gilbert, AZ

Humble Seed
7119 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ  8525-6107
Tel: 877-956-SEED (7333)
Fax: 480-347-0837

Native Seeds/SEARCH
3584 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
Tel: 520-622-0830
Fax: 520-622-0829  

Old Pueblo Plant & Seed Company
P.O. Box 86441
Tucson, AZ  85745-6441
Tel: 520-201-2136
Fax: 623-201-2136 

Sherizona Seed Co.
23336 N 120th Lane
Sun City, AZ 85373

Terroir Seeds LLC home of Underwood Gardens
P O Box 4995
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
Tel/Fax: 888-878-5247

Westwind Seeds and Gardenscapes LLC
6336 N. Oracle  #326-246
Tucson, AZ  85704
Tel: 520-887-2106


All Good Things Organic Seeds
999 Fairview Road
Ojai, CA  93023
Tel: 805-758-3184

Bountiful Gardens
18001 Shafer Ranch Rd
Willits , CA 95490
Tel: 707-459-6410

Cornucopia Seeds
6060 Graham Hill
Felton, CA 95018

Deb’s Kitchen
12578 Montecito Road
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Tel: 562-243-3926
204 Owetzal Lane
Riverside, CA 92507

Environmental Seed Producers
PO Box 2709
Lompoc, CA 93438
Tel: 805-735-8888
Fax: 805-735-8798 

Green Mountain Resources, LLC
6965 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Tel: 619-488-3744

Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery
PO Box 460
Graton, CA 95444
Tel: 707-823-9125
Fax: 707-823-1734

Jacob’s Farm/Del Cabo, Inc.
P.O. Box 508
Pescadero, CA  94060

KUSA Seed Research Foundation
PO Box 761
Ojai , CA 93024

Living Seed Company
550 Nicasio Valley Road
Nicasio, CA 94946
Tel: 415-662-6855

The Natural Gardening Company
541 King Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
Tel: 707-766-9303
Fax: 707-766-9747
355 Brookside Dr.
Richmond, CA 94801

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply
PO Box 2209
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Tel: 888-784-1722
Fax: 530-272-4769

Pearson’s Gardens
1150 Beverly Dr.
Vista, CA 92084

Redwood City Seed Company
Box 361
Redwood City, CA 94064
Tel: 650-325-7333 

Renee’s Garden
7359 West Zayante Road
Felton, CA 95018
Tel: 831-335-7228
Fax: 831-335-7227

Rolling Hills Herbs & Heirloom Annuals
1304 Rolling Hills Road
Redland, CA  92374

Seed Dreams
PO Box 1476
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Tel: 831-234-8668

Seeds of Change
2555 Dominges Drive
Rancho Dominges, CA 90200
Tel: 888-762-7333

PO Box 1820
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358

1440 Via Zurita
Claremont, CA  91711

Sustainable Seed Co.
POB 636
Petaluma, CA  94952
Tele: 877-620-SEED

Underground Seeds
208 S State Street
Ukiah, CA 95482


5023 W. 120th Ave. #312
Broomfield, CO  80020 
Tel: 1-800-833-5988

6595 Odell Place, Unit G
Boulder, CO  80301

Botanical Interests, Inc.
660 Compton Street,
Broomfield, CO 80020
Tel: 303-464-6464
Fax: 303-464-6468

Grant’s Plants, Seeds & Such
7048 S. Fairifax Street
Centennial, CO 80122
Tel: 303-263-5840

Lake Valley Seed
5717 Araphoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
Tel: 970-250-0951

Sourcepoint Seeds
26422 Moss Rock Road
Hotchkiss, CO 81419


Butterbrooke Farm
78 Barry Rd
Oxford, CT 06478
Tel: 203-888-2000

Comstock Ferre & Co.
263 Main St.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Tel: 860-571-6950
Fax: 860-571-6595 

John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
23 Tulip Drive
Bantam, CT 06750
Tel: 860-567-6086
Fax: 860-567-5323 

New England Seed Company
3580 Main Street, Bldg 10
Hartford, CT 06120
Tel: 800-825-8477
Fax: 877-229-8487

Select Seeds Company
180 Stickney Hill Road
Union, CT 06076
Tel: 860-684-9310
Fax: 860-684-9224

The Strawberry Store, LLC
& Strawberry Seed Store
Middletown, DE 19709
Tele: 302-378-3633


Chia Growers, Inc.
1300 Seaway Drive
Suite A-3
Ft. Pierce, FL 34949

E.O.N.S., Inc.
P.O. Box 4604
Hallandale, FL 33009
Tel: 954-454-6186
Fax: 954-458-5976 

Florida Mycology Research Center
P.O. Box 18105
Pensacola, FL 32523
Tel: 850-327-4378 

Grower Jim’s Plants and Produce LLC
Apopka, FL 32703

Growin’ Crazy Acres
4435 Union Springs Road
Spring Hill, FL  34608

Organic Sanctuary
1319 Cochran Road
Geneva, FL 32732

QR Seeds Inc.
P.O. Box 24
Plymouth, FL. 32768
Tel: 352-345-7387   

The Pepper Gal
P.O. Box 23006
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307
Tel: 954-537-5540
Fax: 954-566-2208

Self Reliance Strategies, LLC
282 Knot Hole Circle
Chuluota, FL 32766
Tel: 321-696-9102

Two Seeds in a Pod
P.O Box 291278
Tampa, FL 33687


Earthly Delights Farm
2609 Arthur St.
Boise, ID 83703

EarthCare Seeds
175 NW Merlot Drive
Mountain Home ID 83647

High Altitude Gardens and Seeds Trust
4150 Black Oak Drive
Hailey, ID 83333
Tel: 208-788-4363
Fax: 208-788-3452


Borries Open Pollinated Seed Corn Farm
16293 E. 1400th Ave
Teutopolis, IL 62467
Tel: 217 857-3377

Safeguard Seeds
P.O. Box 1036
Mokena, IL 60448
Tel: 855-730-7333

Underwood Gardens
1414 Zimmerman Road
Woodstock, IL 60098


Garden Harvest Supply Inc.
2952W 500S
Berne, IN  46711
PO Box 1795
Richmond, IN 47375
Tel: 866-229-0927

Nature’s Crossroads, LLC
230 West Church Lane
Bloomington, IN 47403 

Rich Farm Garden Supply
985 W. State Rd. 32
Winchester, IN 47394

Urban Farmer
5427 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220


Sand Hill Preservation Center
1878 230th St
Calamus, IA 52729
Tel: 319-246-2299

Seed Savers Exchange
3094 North Winn Road
Decorah, IA 52101
Tel: 608-382-5990
Fax: 608-382-5872 


Girasole, Inc. (DBA Seeds from Italy)
P.O. Box 3908
Lawrence, KS 66046

Skyfire Garden Seeds
1313 23rd Road
Kanopolis, KS 67454


Ferry Morse Seed Company
600 Stephen Beale Drive
P.O. Box 1620
Fulton, KY 42041
Tel: 800-626-3392
Fax: 502-472-0566


FedCo Seeds
PO Box 520A
Waterville, ME 04903
Tel: 207-873-7333
Fax: 207-872-8317

Johnny’s Selected Seeds
955 Benton Avenue
Winslow, ME 04901
Tel: 207-861-3900
Fax: 800-738-6314

The Heirloom Garden of Maine
512 North Ridge Road
Montville, ME  04941
Tel: 207-342-2116
Fax: 207-342-3407

The Maine Potato Lady
PO Box 65
Guilford, ME 04443
Tel: 207-343-2270

Wood Prairie Farm Organic Seed Potatoes
49 Kinney Rd
Bridgewater, ME 04735
Tel: 800-829-9765
Fax: 800-300-6494 


Where the Wild Things Grow
55 Douglas Avenue
Lonaconing, MD  21539


Annie’s Heirloom Seeds
12123 Darby Rd.
Clarksville, MI 48815

Edible Seed Co.
East Lansing, MI

Michigan Heirlooms
209 E. Wardlow Rd.
Highland, MI 48356

MyHeirloomSeeds – AMAL Enterprises LLC
12851 Metteal
Detroit, MI 48227

Orchard House Heirlooms
216 S. Paul St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047


Cheap Seeds
3591 210 Street
N. Hawley, MN  56549

EnJoy Garden Fresh Farm
15106 419th Ave. SW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Melissa’s Seeds
PO Box 242
Hastings, MN 55033


Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
2278 Baker Creek Road
Mansfield, MO 65704
Tel: 417-924-8917 

Barney’s Ginseng Patch
433 SSE Highway B
Montgomery City, MO 63361
Tel: 573-564-2575

Gardeners Choice Heirloom Seeds
P.O. Box 642
Bolivar, MO  65613 

Granny’s Heirloom Seeds
P.O Box 264
Humansville, MO 65674
Tel: 417-350-7065  

Green Thumb Seeds
17011 West 280th Street
Bethany, MO 64424

Morgan County Wholesale
18761 Kelsay Road
Barnett, MO 65011
Tel: 573-378-2655

Soper Family Farm
36 Cherry Valley Road
Glasgow, MT 59230


God Seed Planet, LLC
3225 McLeod Drive
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89121


BLM Enterprises/Markham Farm
283 Turnpike Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071
Tel: 603-878-4509
Fax: 603-878-5990

New Earth Organic Farm
P.O. Box 466
Colebrook, NH 03576


Creekside Garden
PO Box 707
Reserve, NM  87830
Tel: 575-533-6768
Fax: 575-533-6768

Gourmet Seed International, LLC
HC12 Box 510
Tatum, NM 88267-9700
Tel: 505-398-6111
Fax: 505-398-6151

Italian Seed and Tool
HC12 Box 510
Tatum, NM 88267-9700
Tel: 505-398-6111
Fax: 505-398-6151

J&L Gardens
60 County Road 11
Espanola, NM 87532

Plants of the Southwest
Agua Fria Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Tel: 505-438-8888
Fax: 505-438-8800 

Pollinator Nation
P.O. Box 541
Sandia Park, NM 87047

PO Box 504
Cortland, NY  13045

New York Botanicals, LLC
2-01 50th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Ommas – Aarden
PO Box 273
Port Leyden, NY 13433
Tel: 315-681-0351
Fax: 315-348-4442 (Please call ahead)

On Warren Pond Farm & Seed Co.
6200 Deer Run Lane
Trumansburg, NY 14886

The Sample Seed Shop
978 Riverview Blvd.
Tonawanda, NY 14150-7862

Turtle Tree Seed
10 White Birch Road
Copake, NY  12516

WinterSown Educational
1989 School Street
East Meadow, NY

217 Brehon Street
Warrenton, NC 27589

Christopher Weeks Peppers
PO Box 3207
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Sow True Seed
P.O. Box 18508
Asheville, NC  28814 


Companion Plants, Inc.
7247 N. Coolville Ridge
Athens, OH 45701
Tel: 740-592-4643
Fax: 740-593-3092

Secret Seed Cartel
P.O. Box 564
Sharon Township, OH  44274


Clear Creek Seeds
P.O. Box 763
Locust Grove, OK  74352
Tel: 918-386-0546

Red Sky Farm
35545 EW1170
Seminole, OK  74868
Tel: 405-382-9883

Survival Essentials
P.O. Box 153
Wagoner, OK 74477-0153
Tel: 918-845-1800

The Seed Guy
18165 South Elm Road
Claremore, OK 74019


Boondockers Seed Company
84638 Cloverdale Road
Creswell, OR 97426
Tel: 541-689-0881 

Folly Farm
P.O. Box 101
Cove, OR 97824

Goodwin Creek Gardens
PO Box 83
Williams, OR 97544
Tel: 800-846-7359
Fax: 541-846-7357  

Green Journey Seeds
P.O. Box 38
Veneta, OR 97487

Heirloom Organics, LLC
1806 NW 6th St., Unit A
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Horizon Herbs
PO Box 69
Williams, OR 97544
Tel: 541-846-6704
Fax: 541-846-6233

Nichol’s Garden Nursery
1190 Old Salem Road, NE
Albany, OR 97321
Tel: 541-928-9280 or 800-422-3985
Fax: 541-967-8406

Restorations Seeds
1133 Old Highway 99 South
Ashland, OR 97520
Tel: 541-201-2688

Siskiyou Seeds
3220 East Fork Rd.
Williams, OR  97544

Territorial Seed Company
PO Box 158
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Tel: 541-942-9547
Fax: 541-942-9881

Thyme Garden – Herb Seed Company
20546 Alsea Highway
Alsea, OR 97324
Tel & Fax: 541-487-8671

Victory Seed Company
PO Box 192
Molalla, OR 97038
Tel/Fax: 503-829-3126

Wild Garden Seed and Shoulder to Shoulder Farm
PO Box 1509
Philomath, OR 97370
Tel: 541-929-4068

Wild West Seed, Inc.
3640 Western Way NE
Albany, OR 97321


The Ark Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 3430
Easton PA 18043-3430
64 Greenwood Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Tel: 570-724-5172

Heirloom Seed Project
Landis Valley Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Tel: 717-569-0401 ext: 202
Fax: 717-560-3545

Heirloom Seeds
PO Box 245
West Elizabeth, PA 15088
Tel/Fax: 415-384-0852

Hollow Elm Gardens, LLC
482 Hollow Road
New Park PA 17352


Pepper Joe’s, Inc.
725 Carolina Farms Blvd.
Myrtle Beasn, SC 29579
Fax: 611-491-5344

Penny’s Tomatoes
3904 Kensington Court
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Seeds for the South
410 Whaley Pond Rd
Graniteville, SC 29829
Tel: 803-232-1119 


New Hope Seed Company
P.O. Box 443
Bon Aqua, TN 37025

Readiness Essentials
107 Cavalier Drive
Hendersonville, TN 37075


Diane’s Flower Seeds
1380 N. Hway 89
Ogden, UT 84404

507 N. 1500 W.
Orem, UT  84057 


The Cook’s Garden
PO Box 535
Londonderry, VT 05148
Tel: 800-457-9703
Fax: 802-824-9556

Dirt Works
1195 Dog Team Road
New Haven, VT 05472-4000
Tel: 877-213-3828 (Toll Free)

High Mowing Organic Seeds
76 Quarry Road
Wolcott, VT 05680
Tel:  802-472-6174
Fax:  802-472-3201

Ladybug Herbs of Vermont
943 Richard Woolcutt Road
Wolcott, VT 05680
Tel/Fax: 802-888-5940

Weed Farm Herbs
613 Quaker St.
Lincoln, VT 05443
Tel: 802-453-7395


Garden Medicinals and Culinaries
PO Box 320
Earlysville, VA 22936
Tel: 804-964-9113
Fax: 804-973-8717

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
P.O. Box 460
Mineral, VA 23117
Tel: 540-894-9480
Fax: 540-894-9481

Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants
PO Box 316, Monticello
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Tel: 804-984-9821
Fax: 804-984-0358


Backyard Heirloom Seeds & Herbs
4501 Yorkshire Dr. SE
Olympia, WA 98513

E & M Heirloom Seeds
2250 N.E. Tahuya Blacksmith Rd.
Tahuya, WA 98588

Ed Hume Seeds
P.O. Box 73160
Puyallup, WA  98373

Frosty Hollow Ecological Restoration
Box 53
Langley, WA 98260
Tel: 360-579-2332
Fax: 360-579-4080

967 Mingo Mountain Road
Kettle Falls, WA 99141
Tel: 509-738-4470

Gator’s Green Thumb
906 Symons Street
Richland, WA 99354

Osborne Seed Company LLC
2428 Old Highway 99 South
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Tel: 360-424-7333
Fax: 360-424-8900   


St. Clare Heirloom Seeds
P.O. Box 556
Gillett, WI  54124
Tel: 920-855-1977


Eden Seeds/Select Organic
29 Mirani St.
Lower Beechmont 4211
QLD Australia

Green Harvest Organic Gardening Supplies
PO Box 92
Maleny QLD 4552 Australia
Tel: 07.54352699


Alberta Nurseries and Seeds, Ltd.
P.O. Box 20
Bowden, Alberta TOM OKO
Tel: 403-224-3544
Fax: 403-224-2455

At Home Organic Farms
10 Denmark Cr.
Toronto, Ontario
Tel: 416-557-6087

Brother Nature Organic Seeds
1159 Wychbury Ave.
Victoria BC  V9A 5L1
Tel: 250-61-2255

Clear Sky Farm
PO Box 19
Fort Steele, BC V0B 1N0

Dirt Sun Rain Garden Products
1846 Union Road
Evansville, Manitoulin Island
Ontario Canada P0P 2B0

Eternal Seed
C5 – 2309 Zilinsky Road
Powell River, BC  V8A 5C1 
Tel: 604-487-1304

Heritage Harvest Seed
Box 2177
Carman, Manitoba ROG OJO
Tel: 204-745-6489

Hope Seeds
6473 Hwy, 1
RR 3 Granville Ferry
Nova Scotia, BOS 1K0

The Incredible Seed Company
RR3 Lawrencetown NS
B0S 1M0 Canada

Le Jardin de Julie
Le Bic
Quebec Canada

Mandy’s Greehouses
P.O. Box 184
Tyndall, Manitoba ROE 2B0

Mapple Farm
129 Beech Hill Road
Weldon, New Brunswick E0A 1X0
Tel: 506-734-3361

Matchbox Garden & Seed Co.
9788 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughn, ON L4L2V5

Prairie Garden Seeds
PO Box 118
Cochin, Saskatchewan S0M 0L0
Tel: 306-386-2737

Richter’s Herbs
357 Hwy 47
Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0
Tel: 905-640-6677
Fax: 905-640-6641

Salt Spring Seeds
PO Box 444, Ganges
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2W1
Tel: 250-537-5269 

Stellar Seeds
2750 30 Ave. N.E.
Salmon Arm , British Columbia VIE 3L2
Tel: 250-804-0122

Soggy Creek Seed Co.
113 Chapman’s Landing Rd.
Nipissing Village
Ontario  P0H 1W0

Tatiana’s TOMATObase
110 Lanson Crescent
Anmore, BC
V3H 4X6, Canada
Terra Edibles
Box 164
Foxboro, Ontario K0K 2B0
Tel: 613-968-8238
Fax: 613-968-6369

Tourne-Sol Cooperative Farm
1025ch. St-Dominique
Les Cedres
Quebec H9X 1E9
Tel: 450-452-4271

Two Wings Farm Organic Seeds
4768 William Head Road
Victoria, British Columbia V9C3Y7
Tel: 250-478-3794

Urban Harvest Organic Seeds
P O Box 176, Stn C
Toronto, ON M6J 3M9

5 Fleming Place
Peterborough ON K9H 3Y7

West Coast Seeds
3925 64th St. RR#1
Delta, British Columbia V4K 3N2
Tel: 604-952-8820 

William Dam Seeds Ltd.
279 Hwy 8
Dundas, Ontario
L9H 5E1  Canada
Tel: 905-628-6641
Fax: 905-627-1729


MyHeirloomSeeds – AMAL Enterprises LLC
South Sinai Governorate
P.O. Box 3
Ras Sidr, Egypt


B and T World Seeds
34210 Olonzac, France
Tel: 0033-468-91-2963
Fax: 0033-4468-91-3039


Organic Seeds
PO Box 76030
Lynnwood Ridge
Gauteng, South Africa

Livingseeds Heirloom Seeds
PO Box 1421
Tel: 071 911 5159
Fax: 086 624 4773

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One Comment

  1. Gena says:

    Thank you for this list!! I’ve been buying my seeds on Etsy and in grocery stores…..but options are great! Thanks!