Seeds are only the beginning
Sierra Seeds is a small, regional seed company based in Nevada County, California. Providing access to regionally-adapted seeds that thrive in our unique conditions in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California is only one facet of our mission.
Our true heart lies in empowering and growing conﬁdent seed stewards. By providing economic incentive and on-the-ground support and assistance to our cooperative circle of seed growers, we are building a truly sustainable local seed system.
We have developed outreach and educational programs designed to support seed production in our region, with an emphasis on crop improvement for organic agricultural systems.
Locally-adapted seeds are at the foundation of any durable and resilient local food system. By growing a network of capable seed stewards, we are making a lasting contribution to seed and food sovereignty.
Stewarding a sustainable future
Seed is a precious common heritage and is an essential component to the future sustainability our food. There is an urgent need to protect seed sovereignty; the corporations who dominate the seed industry are not working for the common people.
It is the right of the public to own and develop our seed supply, especially if we are to ensure food security in a way that is congruent to our values of a healthy ecosystem and a just society.
For the love of seeds
Seeds themselves are a diverse expression of life ~ ever hopeful, renewing and sustaining.
Our greatest joy comes with stewarding the diverse wealth of seeds in our seed bank at Sierra Seeds.
Using time-honored traditions of selection and classical plant breeding, we are training our growers to our plants and seeds to create a new revolution and evolution of local foods, which better ﬁt our lands, our growing methods, our tastes, and environmental conditions.
A large percentage of the seed in our packets is produced by our cooperative network of seed stewards, grown by a number of dynamic and committed farmers and gardeners.
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