Author Archives: Tom Stearns

Eat More Dirt: Raising Kids in the Garden

I began gardening with my father when I was very little. I don’t really remember much about it actually, as if it was so commonplace as to not be special. But special it was because my love of the garden … Continue reading

Posted in Beginner Gardeners' Guide, Kids and Gardening, Philosophy | 17 Comments

Inside Hybrid Seeds

Hybrid seeds have played a diverse role in agriculture for a long time.  New varieties are made by the accidental or planned crossing (the making of a hybrid) of two different varieties of the same type of plant.  Plants all … Continue reading

Posted in About High Mowing Organic Seeds, Breeding / Research Program, Farmer Authors | 6 Comments

The Seed Future We Want to See

There is an abundant future out there waiting for us to say yes to it.  It is filled with self-sufficient communities growing their own food and sharing with neighbors.  It is filled with non-genetically engineered seeds.  Seeds that are adapted … Continue reading

Posted in About High Mowing Organic Seeds, Breeding / Research Program, Farm Ethics, Farmer Authors, Seed Saving and Production | 7 Comments

The Challenges of Sourcing Organic Seed: The Beloved Parsnip

Update – Jan. 2014 – we were able to source organic parsnip seeds this year! These seeds didn’t make it into our catalog, but we have them on the website: Organic Lancer Parsnip Seeds The world of organic seeds is … Continue reading

Posted in Breeding / Research Program, Commercial Growing, Seed Saving and Production, Trials, Variety Highlights | 9 Comments