Photo of a hummingbird with text that says Pollinator Week June 21through 27, 2021

Pollinator Week Kicks Off Today! Discover How You Can Help Support These Amazing-and Necessary-Creatures

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Birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, bats and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It’s a time […]

National Pollinator Week June 21 through 28, 2021

The Great American Seed Up Kicks Off National Pollinator Week with a Spotlight on Wildflowers

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The Great American Seed Up (GASU) celebrates National Pollinator Week, starting on Monday, June 21st.  In honor of this important week, GASU will offer several resources to enhance appreciation and understanding of the role pollinators play in our garden.  Known for regionally adapted, affordable seeds, GASU will include a bonus Wildflower PDF Companion Handbook for […]

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National Garden Clubs Dedicate June 6-12, 2021 as “National Garden Week” – a Great Time to Remember Why We LOVE Gardening

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Millions of people were inspired to tap into the uplifting power of plants during the difficulties of the pandemic. Many turned to gardening and green spaces for mental and physical wellbeing, and to gain a sense of security in a time of stress and uncertainty. Now that lockdowns are starting to ease, grocery shelves are […]

Diana and Kari smile while packing seeds.

Final Preparations for Seed Up Saturday!

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Excitement is building for our next event  The team is busily packaging up seeds and putting the final touches on our preparations for Seed Up Saturday. Take advantage of three hours of fun-filled and inspirational presentations this Saturday from 9:30 to 12:30 Pacific time. Peruse the topics and register here.  Enjoy special presentations from Rich Murphy […]

Joseph smiles while standing in a field of landrace rye grass.

What Happens When You Cross a Domesticated Tomato with a Wild Tomato? Joseph Lofthouse is Determined to Find Out.

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Joseph Lofthouse is as unique an individual as the seeds he stewards. He is especially a fan of “promiscuous pollinators.” Using the word promiscuous may sound provocative (perhaps to entice you to read on.)  The truth is it’s an actual word used in botany. It means parts, elements or individuals of different kinds brought together […]

Adult daughter kisses her smiling mother on the cheek as they harvest tomatoes and cucumbers in their greenhouse garden.

A Mother’s Day Gift for Moms Who Love to Garden (and Mother Earth will love it, too!)

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There’s something truly special about growing a garden and reaping the benefits of homegrown food and beautiful flowers. There’s nothing quite like the taste of sweet, tender peas fresh out of the pod, savoring a juicy cherry tomato or brushing your hand along the tops of flowers that you grew yourself. The only thing that could […]