Category Archives: Farm Ethics

High Mowing Offers First Non-GMO Project Verified Vegetable Seeds

High Mowing has long been a leader in the organic and sustainable seed movement. As such, we are honored to announce that we are about to become the first Non-GMO Project Verified vegetable seed company! High Mowing has been 100% … Continue reading

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High Mowing Organic Seeds – Giving Back

Every year, High Mowing donates a huge quantity of seeds and produce. The donations end up in the hands of recipients ranging in distance from just across the driveway to places as far-flung as Haiti. These donations are an integral … Continue reading

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Making Your Farm Accessible to Low-Income Customers

In the spring of 2010, with one season of farming under my belt and the travel bug planted inside me, I moved to Alaska to work as a School Garden Supervisor for Calypso Farm and Ecology Center.  My job was … Continue reading

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Musings on the Ethics of Organically Approved Pesticides

Flossing Your Way to Organic Health: Musings on the Ethics of Organically Approved Pesticides  (and why you should visit the dentist) Becky Maden is the Assistant Farm Manager at Intervale Community Farm (ICF), a thriving member-owned CSA farm in its … Continue reading

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Striving Towards Sustainable Employee Management

How to Keep Yourself and Your Farm Staff Happy – by Becky Maden In the fall of 1995, I found myself living in the loft of a barn, surrounded by a heap of hay, piles of mouse droppings, my pack … Continue reading

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High Mowing Organic Seeds – A different kind of seed company….

We are pleased to present our latest video explaining just what it is that makes High Mowing Organic Seeds a different kind of seed company. We are proud of the work we do, the seeds we offer, and the causes … Continue reading

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Myanmar’s Floating Gardens and Golden Buddhas: Winter Farmer Travel (Part II)

This article is a follow up to Becky’s January article, Trading in Ski Boots for Sandals: Winter Adventures for Farmers (Part 1)   in which she wrote about the role that travel plays in her career as a farmer. She … Continue reading

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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

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Well, it’s time for another round of sue Monsanto!

This time, a group of organizations, several of which High Mowing Organic Seeds is a proud member, are suing for legal protection against Monsanto’s transgenic pollen drift. The lawsuit asks courts to protect organic farmers from transgenic contamination by GE-crops, … Continue reading

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Know your organic seed company!

Know your food, know your organic seed, know the people who ship you those organic seeds! A little “behind the scenes” look at a typical day in the warehouse these days… receiving seed, packing seed, shipping seed, processing orders, petting … Continue reading

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