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Wendell Berry

Thoughts on Selected Wendell Berry Quotes

Wendell Berry – Poet, Author, Farmer, Philosopher Let’s start this conversation off with one of Wendell Berry’s quotes that has had a profound impact on me and what has become Terroir Seeds: “We are going to have to gather up the fragments of knowledge and responsibilities that have been turned over to governments, corporations, and [...]

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Hate Black Friday? Don’t Participate!

There’s a popular info-graphic floating around Facebook that says, “Black Friday: Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have.” Sounds a bit ironic, doesn’t it? Sadly, it is all too true. This year we don’t have to wait until the next day for [...]

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Terroir Seeds Intern Ellen

Introducing our new intern, Ellen

We are very pleased to introduce a new addition to our Terroir Seeds family! Ellen is our very first intern and has some great small scale farming and agricultural experience to share with us. She is interested in learning more about the seed part of agriculture and wants to be a farmer after finishing her [...]

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Farm to School Program – Local Food for Our Schools

We are constantly talking about and promoting local, sustainable agriculture and the power of an individual’s choice. Many of the things that are going right in our world of agriculture, food, nutrition and health are the direct result of the intersection of local agriculture and an individual’s choice. One such example is the local Yavapai [...]

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Hand Packing Heirloom Seeds Video

Have you ever wondered what goes into the packets of heirloom seeds that you get in the mail? Those little paper envelopes have a lot of work, care, love and attention in them. We wanted to show you a little peek behind the scenes on how we pack our seeds here at Terroir Seeds. Some [...]

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Caretakers of the Seed

Caretakers of the Seeds

We do not own the seeds we sell; we are simply caretakers of the seedstock, maintaining genetic purity, quality and viability while they are in our care. These seeds – all of them – belong to humanity. They are what have kept us alive for the past 12,000 to 15,000 years once the human race [...]

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Build a Better World

Help Build a Better World

We need to build a better world, you and I. There has never been more of a need than there is today. There has also never been a better time. There is an old saying, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” A better world [...]

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Growing Milkweed for the Monarch Butterfly

Milkweed – Monarch Butterfly Food Source As a small family owned heirloom seed company, we receive many requests for partnerships with or donations to some great causes. Some of these are exceptional, as when the Xerces Society contacted us this past January about growing a specific species of milkweed that is native to our part [...]

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Slow Food

2012 Slow Food Terra Madre

Slow Food is Good, Clean and Fair We are honored to have been selected as US delegates to the 2012 Slow Food Terra Madre in Turin, Italy October 25-29. There are only 200 Delegates chosen from across the country to represent Slow Food USA. This is a very unique and advantageous opportunity for us as [...]

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Old School Gardening Therapy

Home Gardening As Therapy

Home gardening can be one of the best therapeutic activities available. If you approach the process and activity from the viewpoint of mindfulness, and really pay attention to what is directly in front of you, the mind has the opportunity to relax and stop worrying about all of the little daily concerns. It will stop [...]

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