WHAT WE DO
We grow food both for ourselves and to share with others. Our little urban farm is one large experiment in making the world better place by engaging with the plants and people around us in ways that benefit both. When possible we focus on varieties that are important to protect, such as many Slow Food Ark of Taste crops, as well as trying to discover varieties that do well in our area, and that have great adaptability to the changing climate stressors in our environment.
All plants and crops are grown organically (non-certified) in a biodiverse environment. No chemical fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, or GMO seeds or plants are ever used.
As part of shifting away from the idea of food plants as resources, we try to honor the plants that support our life by saving seeds to ensure their survival into the future. At The Spring House we actively save seeds and participate in the seed saving community through the Community Seed Network and the Seed Saver’s Exchange, as well as other organizations.
We are also transitioning to using mainly Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) pledged seeds, and are supporting companies selling OSSI-pledged seeds. by working together we can “free the seeds”.
We are excited to participate in this seed project for 2022…