Boulder Seed Collective
Our knowing of how to be in a relationship with plants is in our bones. We have always been seed savers and plant collectors. It’s only with the advent of modern agriculture in the last 80 years that corporations such as Monsanto and DuPont have turned saving seeds into a business relegated to scientists and CEO’s.
As a culture, we’ve been conditioned to believe that saving seed is challenging and that we are better off purchasing seeds from glossy catalogs. And now we are at a time in history where seeds are under threat with GMO, hybrids and terminator seeds. To have access to open-pollinated seeds grown without chemicals and connected to a heritage is becoming hard to come by, expensive and may one day become illegal if the mega corporations continue to have influence through the federal government.
This is a tragedy given that Nature gives seeds freely and one who collects seeds is engaged in one of the most regenerative practices—growing a garden from seed to seed.
Our intentions with the Boulder Seed Collective are:
- To offer local seeds for local people;
- To offer a venue for locals to offer their seeds to the community;
- To offer education on how to save seeds;
- To provide tools to make seed saving easy;
- To inspire people to collect seeds;
- To create a repository of seeds adapted to the unique conditions of Boulder’s eco-zones.
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