Truelove Seeds is up and running! Order seeds, calendars, and more at www.trueloveseeds.com! In the next few weeks we will be adding more and more seed varieties. We will offer around 100 rare, open pollinated, and culturally important vegetable, herb, and flower varieties grown by urban and rural farmers committed to community food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture. Ordering seeds directly supports the farmers and their important community and agroecological work. # trueloveseeds
Pre-order your Seed Keeping Calendar now at www.trueloveseeds.com! Each month you’ll gaze at one of these twelve plant relatives and learn a little about their long beautiful journeys in the soils, hands, and dinner plates of our human ancestors. If you value our seed keeping work and want to find a way to support us, please consider purchasing some of these calendars for yourself and all the seedy, garden-loving folks you know. We also have t-shirts, note cards, dried herbs, and of course seeds. Thank you for helping us to keep our beloved seeds and their stories! Calendar orders will be shipped in early November when they have been printed and delivered to us. # seedkeeping
Truelove Seeds находится в городе Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
This sawtoothed low-growing pungent green herb is native to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central, and South America. I first learned about it from Puerto Rican and Dominican friends who call it Recao and for whom it is an essential part of their family Sofrito recipes. In Trinidad, it is known as Chado Beni, and it is also used extensively in Southeast Asia. Many years, because of difficulty germinating this plant, I’ve bought seedlings from Vietnamese grocery stores where it is called Ngò Gai. In English, it is called Culantro (which sounds like the milder and similarly flavored Cilantro, but is different as you can see here – it’s an Aster). We have been experimenting for several years with seed production of this plant, which would really prefer to be growing in a more tropical climate. The last couple years we’ve grown it in the shade of our Moringa trees and Upland Rice polycultures, and it seems happy enough. We would love any tips you have for growing these wonderful plants in temperate climates! It seems we may have a big enough harvest of seeds this year to share, as long as they pass the germination tests! # seedkeeping # eryngiumfoetidum # recao # culantro # chadobeni # ngogai # asteraceae # sawtoothcoriander @ Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Happy happy birthday to our seed sister Rowen White. So much love for you, your love, and your wisdom. Honored to share space with you in this article this week 🙂
“Seeds have memories,” says White.
And those memories are very vast, she says. They include memories of past seasons and drought cycles. As a result seeds are inherently diverse with many variances. And they pass on this inherited knowledge to their seed children.
“But we have to be willing to select and save them in order to work with the plant’s gifts to us,” she says.Truelove Seeds is up and running! Order seeds, calendars, and more at www.trueloveseeds.com! In the next few weeks we will be adding more and more seed…
TrueLove Seeds sells seeds with a slice of history and culture
Owen Taylor is a seed keeper who was raised around farming and now owns Truelove Seeds.
He operates on private land in Newtown Square, and packs orders from his home office, then sells the seeds via his website.
Taylor specializes in hard-to-find and ‘culturally important’ seeds, many of which come from small farms around the country – who he supports by giving them half the selling price of their seeds.
He believes in the ‘stories of the seeds’, connecting them to their cultural history.TrueLove Seeds is a Newton Square business that specializes in hard to find and 'culturally important' seeds. ]]>