What are Nightshades and Why Are They So Fantastic for Seed Saving?

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Death by Tomatoes! Nightshades are a botanical family of plants, more technically called Solanaceae.  There are more than two thousand plant species in the nightshade family, the vast majority of which are inedible and highly poisonous (like deadly nightshade and jimsomweed [sacred datura]. On the other hand, many are staple foods that are rich in nutrients. […]

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 […]

Our Statement on Human Rights

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The Great American Seed Up was solely created for the purposes of hosting a unique seed education & bulk purchasing event and to promote seed resiliency in our community. At this time, several recent events are highlighting very serious Human Rights concerns, bringing them to the forefront of national conversations and rightly keeping them there. […]