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  • Seed pods
    Basic guide to seed saving
    You can enjoy your favorite garden veggies year after year by saving seeds.Seed saving is not quite as simple as harvesting a few seeds from your favorite garden veggies and putting them away for next year. There are some important guidelines you...
  • Seed packets
    Seed libraries increasing in popularity
    Libraries are not just for books and DVDs anymore.A typical trip to your local library usually includes checking out the newest bestseller or a few episodes of your favorite television series, maybe a movie or CD also. At over 60 libraries around...
  • Mystical Morning Glory sowing season
    Mystical Morning Glory sowing season
    Heavenly blue funnel-shape flowers swirling around and around a emerald green vine, upwards higher and higher stately toward the sky. The widely respected perennial Morning glory Impomea produce the most beautiful blue flowers are known for their...
  • Learn the traditional way to prepare seeds, nuts, grain, and beans Mar 11
    Learn the traditional way to prepare seeds, nuts, grain, and beans Mar 11
    On March 11, join the Healthy Traditions Network at the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church for a "Sprouting Health - Preparing Seeds, Nuts, Grains and Beans… The Traditional Way". Registration is $35 per person, and covers...
  • The garden doesn’t happen to you it happens through you
    The garden doesn’t happen to you it happens through you
    Springtime is hoppin.’ Spring planting for cooking and gardening have always gone hand in hand, and seed starting is already underway. Hand-picked, not sprayed and just a few steps from your kitchen table is your garden of content. Eden on a...
  • Heaven and nature sing introduce your kids to gardening
    Heaven and nature sing introduce your kids to gardening
    Start with seeds. Take the time away from technology to start some new beginnings. Get out to your local garden centers, nurseries, even Walmart and Ace Hardware have great Burpee Seed displays are going.“Would you like your adventure now or...
  • Foods, plants and seeds that can get you high
    Seeds, plants and foods that can actually get you high
    You’ve heard food critics say the meal left them with a “euphoric” feeling or the edibles they have consumed were like “heaven.” They may not be exaggerating. There are foods, seeds and plants that are often used in...
  •  Seeds we sow
    Everything is a seed: Make sure the seeds you sow are good ones
    A seed is a small investment with large potential value. We sow seeds all the time without giving a second thought to what we have sown or to how they will sprout and grow. We sow seeds by what we think, by what we say, and by what we do. Since...
  • Getting ready to start seeds
    Getting ready to start seeds indoors for this spring
    The New Year has arrived and tomorrow when mail service resumes, many folks will begin receiving those seed catalogs that get our hearts thumping and thumbs twitching. Let the garden planning begin!It will be months until gardeners can actually...
  • Jasmine seeds
    Winter seeds
    Hiking today and seeing lots of decaying plants and drying seeds. Especially interesting are the jasmine bushes that have now turned to seed. At a distance they appear something like they did when in full bloom with flowers. Now, they are seeds...
  • Sprout seeds to make healthy microgreens
    Sprouted lentils offer a good source of nutrition year round
    Fresh greens during the winter months can be hard to come by in cold weather areas. One way to continue enjoying fresh food any time of year is to sprout seeds. Sprouted seeds can be used in soups, on salads, and in stir-fried dishes.Legume...
  • The Big Draw - October 15-19th Events
    The Big Draw - October 15-19th - Drawing Events
    October 13 – 17SEEDS Afterschool Big Draw Week – MesickMesick students and their families will be drawing during SEEDS programs throughout the week.934 E Eighth St, Traverse City, MI 49686(231) 947-0312www.ecoseeds.orgThursday, October...
  • Pumpkin Seeds
    5 reasons you should be eating pumpkin seeds
    Pumpkins are the quintessential addition to any Autumn celebration or decor. The next time you scoop and saw your way to this year's jack-o-lantern, you may want to think twice before ditching those slimy innards.Amongst the webs of the...
  • Picking produce
    Tips for seed saving: The how and why of it
    As summer wanes and fall approaches, the gardener’s thought turns to putting the garden to bed and planning for next year. This is the perfect time to start collecting seeds from your favorite crops for use next spring. Mother Earth News...
  • Vegetable Seeds
    Why you should be saving seeds
    If you are a gardener, then you know the value of a seed. When you grow a great crop of anything, the natural desire is to preserve it and grow it again. Saving seeds is the best way to ensure that you perpetuate the flowers, fruits and vegetables...
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