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I want to send off for some catalogs very soon, so I can dream about what I want to plant next year.
Will I actually DO it? Depends.
But it's SO fun to think about it.
I take these catalogs from a former posting, the BIG list of catalogs.
Let me know of any broken links - - I will go through it later too. AND list your favorites I should add, AND if you try any of these, please let me know if you like them.
ORGANIC AND HEIRLOOM SEEDS
Baker Creek - now Rare Seeds
Their catalog is great, and has super illustrations. Here is a review of their 2008 catalog. It has some illustrations in it.
http://www.rareseeds.com/ - they have two kinds of catalogs now. One is free, and the other is not, but is bigger.
Grandma’s Gardens catalog and endangered species seeds
Hudson Seeds, California
The International Seed Saving Institute
Seeds Trust for high altitude gardens
Flowers from nursery sources
by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Redwood City Seed Company
Redwood City Seed (California) #2 site
This features pepper varieties.
Heirloom tomato seeds – These have letter codes indicating resistance
to different diseases – and includes Seed Swap 101, how to swap seeds.
Fantastic Findings lists of seeds
Heirloom Acres, Missouri
Whatcom rare seeds
Sources for organic and heirloom seeds by mail:
Heirloom flower bulbs
Heirloom seeds on Ebay
The Heirloom Sampler site – this site shows pictures of heirloom varieties and explains about each one. "The Heirloom Vegetable Gardener's Assistant".
Amishland Heirloom Seeds
Thomas Jefferson’s seeds
Bill Best’s article from Appalachian Heritage magazine
http://www.heirlooms.org/beans.html - this article features descriptions of heritage beans from Kentucky. You pick out the kinds you want and then send them a check.
Local Harvest Seeds
also: herbs, honey products, soaps, more
Rutgers University tomatoes - these include the Ramapo tomato:
Grow Shitake mushrooms
REGIONAL SEED EXCHANGES
Saving, storing, and growing seeds
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Seed exchanges for each state
FARMERS PRODUCE SHARE CO-OPS
AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE SITES
Local Harvest – buy foods grown close to your location
The Farm Eco-Village Training Center
offers classes and apprenticeships
Sustainable farming internships
ORGANIC FOOD STORES
A Fair Trade site – coffee a specialty
includes Fair Trade items, too
NATURAL MAKEUP, HEALING REMEDIES, MORE
Marsha Mason's company, River Herbs
Herbal Healer Company
INTERESTING ONLINE STORES
Hoegger Supply Company
Raven's Nest Herbals
They have a downloadable catalog.
(A neat Chicken Coop for sale)
My Amish Goods
More Chicken Coops, more
Cosmic Connections, 1701 Portland Avenue, Nashville, TN
HOLISTIC and ALTERNATIVE/COMBO DOCTORS and CLINICS
See listings at http://www.NANashville.com
LOCAL – KENTUCKY
Farmers Market Directory
HOW TO SAVE YOUR OWN SEEDS FROM YOUR GARDEN
From Natural Life Magazine
Looking for BG Events? Go here: BG Event Sites.
This is at my other blog: The Moon and the Willow Tree.
(I will be combining my personal blogs soon hopefully!.)
And here are more current sites and projects: (besides my books, organizing, and more...)
The <unofficial> Outdoor Journey Project Facebook Page and Website. "Putting the Outing back into Girl Scouting!"
My Personal Page and blog
The Nontrads site and blog
My Pinterest boards
Join me on my Fan Page on Facebook
Join me on Twitter at @scholarsgrants, @betsyanne or @nontrads