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Visiting Sow True Seed in Asheville, North Carolina

Downtown Asheville, NC On the edge of Asheville, North Carolina’s downtown, with its historic Grove Arcade boutiques and Gothic Revival architecture set against mountain views, is a growing store worth the visit.  Sow True Seed is located on a modest section of Church Street, inside a repurposed building that now houses a warehouse, offices and […]

Continue Reading By on February 2, 2012 in farm, garden, organic, seed, sustainable

Friends of Farmers Supportive in New York

*Update: Supreme Court refuses to hear case Years from now, will our children and grandchildren have the choice to grow their own organic food or at least be able to buy it from a US farmer?  Will the air, water and soil around them be close enough to what our Creator intended to support healthy […]

Continue Reading By on January 31, 2012 in eating better, environmental, farmers market, garden, organic, seed, sustainable

Family Farmers, Small Seed Companies, asking for Support in Court

Carol Koury Co-Founder of Sow True Seed Member Plaintiff in OSGATA case “Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens,” wrote Thomas Jefferson, “They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.” A […]

Continue Reading By on January 19, 2012 in farm, garden, organic, seed, sustainable

Saving Zinnia Seeds

The waning days of summer have included some gorgeous late afternoons filled with enough sunshine to lure us outdoors.  The girls and I made a project of collecting seeds from our eye popping zinnia flowers.  These flowers are encouraging because they grow so prolifically, even though other things in our garden might struggle. We tried […]

Continue Reading By on September 16, 2011 in frugal, garden, green, grow, outdoor, seed, thrifty

Saving Zinnia Seeds

Zinnias stretch toward the sky in their brightly colored hues outside my garden gate. They remind me of a neighbor’s kindness in sharing some when we first moved to our home.  They remind me of God’s abundance when we seemingly do nothing. They simply grow.  And now we’ll be cutting some to cheer up another […]

Continue Reading By on July 30, 2011 in flowers, garden, green, outdoors, seed, sustainable