Heirloom Seeds Entrepreneur

Here are some links where you can read about one of my heroes, Jere Gettle. He is an inspiration and I have had great success with Baker Creek seeds.

Jeremiath Gettle of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed company wanted to be a seedman from the time he was a young boy. He worked it out brilliantly, and has built an empire of heirloom seeds. Regular festivals feature folk music and plenty of old-timey goodness, and are drawing more people from around the US and the world each year…

Thanks, Jere and company, for being one of the few alternatives to Monsanto seeds of death!

Enjoy, and happy growing!


5 comments so far

  1. Bill McDorman on

    You can find detailed seed saving instructions on the website of this 20 year-old non-profit:


    Be your own heirloom entrepreneur!

  2. Mark Pappas on

    Nice to see that there still is support for seeds. My wife Vera did a piece on the vanishing seed and bulb industry. Everyone wants results now in this fast paced society. Hope you’ll read it.

    Seeds and Bulbs, A Dying Industry

  3. Diane on

    Thanks for posting that article, Mark. Growing food has really helped me slow down and ignore arbitrary inventions like “time” šŸ™‚

  4. Diane on

    Bill, thanks for that great info website. Saving seeds is not always as straightforward as it seems. Some plants, like tomato, require the seeds to be fermented before they are viable. So your link is a great help!

    And a good point: Be your OWN heirloom seeds entrepreneur! The more who save and exchange seeds, the better.

    Since Monsanto owns the majority of seed companies in the US (and trying for the world), seed savers exercise the right that humans have had for 1000s of years, to save and replant their seeds without the need for a profit-seeking corporation that thinks they can effectively control nature.

  5. […] Here’s a LONG list of GMO-free seed distributors. Or check out my couple of links in the sidebar, as well as the previous post on heirloom seeds. […]

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