Bountiful Gardens closed its doors and its website in 2017.

In response to many requests, we are posting links to our favorite small seed companies. We celebrate the existence of so many good ones.

All of these companies have signed the safe seed pledge, and have missions we support. They all sell open-pollinated seed. None are owned by larger entities. Many are farm-based and run by individuals or families. Please respect that these folks are hard-working and sometimes short-handed. They may not be able to offer telephone ordering. All are worthy of your support. We list them by region:

Purple Tree Collards cuttings now available online again from the same Master Grower that produced tree collards for Bountiful Gardens for years.

Open Circle SeedsSmall farm-based company in GMO-free Mendocino County.
Redwood Seeds   Farm-based company run by a family in north-central California.
Quail Seeds  New venture by our longtime catalog and newsletter writer. Right now this is a blog continuing our Garden Tips series, with seeds to come in 2018.
Sundial Seed Company New Seed Company from our permaculture designer Luke Allen, who used to design our website and program the web server.


Resilient Seed  Krista Rome grew many of our bean and corn varieties on her Washington farm. Her seed quality is outstanding. Her goal is to help gardeners grow a full diet.

Wild Garden Seed  Showcases farm-original lettuces and other greens as well as large selection of flowers. Frank Morton's essays are the best critique of the GMO and plant-patenting issues we have seen.
Adaptive Seed Farm-based company showcasing varieties they have collected from around the world that are particularly well suited to the Northwest climate.

Native Seed Search  Seeds of ancient native varieties indigenous to the Southwest as well as adapted varieties of familiar vegetables.
Prairie Road Organic Seed The Podoll family has been growing and breeding seed on their North Dakota Farm for 2 generations.
Seed Saver's Exchange  One of the original founders of the Heirloom movement.
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange  Well-chosen seeds for the challenges of Southern weather. Many historic heirlooms of the region.
Fedco Seeds  A cooperative, set up to support small farmers and home gardeners. Broad choice of varieties and types of seed, with customers nationwide. The catalog is great reading.
For medicinal herbs, trees, and shrubs
We recommend Strictly Medicinal, for a wide variety of excellent seed as well as excellent advice on growing them.

Bountiful Gardens was started as an educational non-profit business in 1985 to provide access to vanishing heirloom seeds, and to raise awareness of the importance of seed-saving, organic methods, and open-pollinated (heirloom) seeds. Now these are all household words. Dozens of heirloom seed companies, seed libraries, and seed swaps now exist. Our mission has been accomplished and we thank you for being part of it. Please keep the momentum we began going forward: plant a garden wherever and however you can. Use open pollinated seeds, save and share your seeds with others, grow organically, and love the Earth.

Ecology Action, our parent non-profit, will continue its mission to teach people to grow food and soil using sustainable, small-scale Biointensive gardening. We encourage you to subscribe to their newsletter, take a class or a workshop, watch their teaching videos, download their free publications, and donate to help keep their work going.

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