Quality crops begin with quality seed. And for beginning and experienced growers alike, quality seed makes the difference between crop harvest or crop failure. This is especially true for farmers and gardeners who grow organically.
We – Justin Huhn and Quin Shakra – are our own customers: farmer/gardeners who face the numerous challenges of growing quality, productive crops within ecological agriculture settings. We founded All Good Things Organic Seeds to offer quality vegetable, herb, and flower seeds adapted to organic growing conditions. The seed varieties we offer in our catalog are sourced directly from our farm in Ojai, California and others farms that reflect our agriculture ethic:
—We do on-farm grow-outs and trials of every variety we sell, listing only those that display vigor, productivity, disease resistance and variety-specific uniformity.
—We understand seed growing as an evolving, rather than static process. The varieties we offer are constantly being adapted and improved for the needs of a changing world.
—We perform germination tests on all seed lots at least twice a year to insure our customers are delivered high-quality seeds.
We are also advocates of the Safe Seed Pledge, innovated by High Mowing Organic Seeds in 1999:
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms poses great biological risks, as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.
Please feel free to contact us with questions you may have!
–Justin Huhn & Quin Shakra, co-founders