Recommended Seed Companies
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Adults
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ESY Berkeley Teaching Staff
Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

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Seeds
Summary: 
This resource, compiled by the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, lists providers of high-quality seeds.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
  • rareseeds.com
  • Offers open-pollinated, natural and non-GMO seeds. Excellent selection of interesting heirloom varieties.
Becker’s Seed Potatoes
  • R.R. #1, Trout Creek, Ontario, POH 2LO
Bountiful Gardens
  • bountifulgardens.org
  • Offers untreated, open-pollinated heirloom seeds and publications. Offers many varieties as Certified Organic, Natural or Grow Biointensive (TM)
Cooks Garden
Fedco
  • fedcoseeds.com
  • A cooperatively-owned seed company specializing in cold-hardy varieties. Offers many varieties of Certified Organic and heirloom seeds.
High Mowing Organic Seeds
  • highmowingseeds.com
  • Farm-based family-owned company that offers Certified Organic, heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.
Horizon Herbs
  • horizonherbs.com
  • Farm-based family-owned company that offers Certified Organic seeds and medicinal herbs.
J.H. Hudson Ethnobotanical Catalog of Seeds
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  • johnnyseeds.com
  • Employee-owned producer and merchant that offers a wide range of crops. A number of certified organic seeds are offered.
Native Seed Search
  • nativeseeds.org
  • A non-profit organization that conserves and distributes a diverse variety of seeds from the American Southwest and northwest Mexico.
Nichols Garden Nursery
  • nicholsgardennursery.com
  • Family-operated business that offers open-pollinated and hybrid seed appropriate for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
Parks Seed Co
  • parkseed.com
  • Provides only untreated, non-genetically-modified seed, a source of some Certified Organic seeds. Specializes in flowers.
Pinetree Garden Seeds
  • superseeds.com
  • Good selection, very inexpensive.
Renee’s Garden Seeds
  • reneesgarden.com
  • Offers heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid seeds. No treated or GMO seeds.
Richters
  • richters.com
  • Great selection of culinary and medicinal herbs. No genetically engineered seeds sold.
R. H. Shumway
  • rhshumway.com
  • Established in 1870, beautiful catalog, interesting varieties.
Ronnigers Seed Potato
Seeds of Change
Seed Savers Exchange
  • seedsavers.org
  • A non-profit organization dedicated to saving heirloom seeds. Has some Certified Organic seeds.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
  • southernexposure.com
  • Specializes in open-pollinated seeds. Many Certified Organic seeds available. Emphasizes varieties adapted to the Mid-Atlantic region. No GMO seeds.
Stokes
  • stokeseeds.com
  • Offers open-pollinated and hybrid vegetables and flowers.
Territorial Seed Co.
  • territorialseed.com
  • Wide variety of open-pollinated and hybrid seeds. Many appropriate for cool climates. Organic seeds available.
Tomato Growers
  • tomatogrowers.com
  • Tomato and pepper varieties. Open-pollinated and hybrid seeds available.
Totally Tomato
  • totallytomato.com
  • Tomato and pepper varieties. Open-pollinated and hybrid seeds available.
Turtle Tree Seeds
  • Turtletreeseeds.com
  • Open-pollinated and biodynamically grown seeds. Demeter Certified. No GMO seeds.
Vermont Been Seed Co
Wild Garden Seed
  • wildgardenseed.com
  • Farm-based organic seed company in the Pacific Northwest. Fantastic selection of open-pollinated varieties.