If you’re like most gardening enthusiasts, you’re probably flipping through seed catalogs right about now.
If so, you may want to watch this week’s video about a company called High Mowing Organic Seeds. It’s one of the only companies producing organic seeds from organically grown plants.
That’s right. As it turns out, most seed companies don’t grow their own seeds—and most companies that produce organic seeds don’t get those seeds from organically grown plants.
Tom Stearns, founder of High Mowing, started saving seeds when he was 18 years old. Stearns believes growing seeds organically and focusing on the health of soil and water are keys to rebuilding an entire food system:
“This new food system that we need to create needs to think deeply about how we take care of the soil, the water, the air, what tools we use, what types of seeds we use, what the nutrition is that goes into the soil, and then into the food and then into people.”
If you live in a part of the country where all you can do right now is dream of spring planting season, you’ll want to check this out.