Category Archives: Farm Ethics

Growing with Kids: 6 Practical Ways to Engage Them on the Farm

This summer our son will turn 3, and over the past three years we’ve found many ways to engage him here at Good Heart Farmstead through our daily farm tasks. By doing so, we spend quality time with our son, … Continue reading

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Our Top 5 Flowers for Pollinators

If you’re like us, you’re worried about pollinators—we need them for production of about 35% of global crops by volume and over 85% of the world’s flowering plants, and many pollinator species are in decline or at risk of extinction. … Continue reading

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Free the Seed! Introducing the Open Source Seed Collection

Inspired by the free and open source software movement that has provided alternatives to proprietary software, the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) was created to “free the seed”–to make sure that the genes in at least some seeds can never … Continue reading

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The Future of Organic Seeds

The world is changing, and our seeds and breeding need to change with it. What does the healthy agriculture of tomorrow look like? How will our climate and habits change? These things need to be weighed so that we know … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: Golden Earthworm Farm

This article is part of Growing Partners, our new series focusing on the farmers, gardeners, seed growers, breeders, vendors and non-profits we work with that are demonstrating leadership in environmental and social stewardship. We’re so invigorated by their trail-blazing work, … Continue reading

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Seeding Change: Where Our Donations Went in 2015

Each year High Mowing donates thousands of seed packets to schools, non-profits and community groups across the country–and this year was no exception, with a whopping 143,657 packets donated to over 600 different recipients! But where did they all go? … Continue reading

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Why Seed Matters: An Interview with Matt Dillon

Seed Matters is an initiative created by the Clif Bar Family Foundation to improve the viability and availability of organic seeds. Their goal is to ensure healthy, nutritious and productive crops by conserving the genetic diversity of food crops, promoting … Continue reading

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Growing Partners: The Greening of Detroit

This year we are excited to launch Growing Partners, a series of articles focusing on the farmers, gardeners, seed growers, breeders, vendors, donation recipients and non-profits we work with who are making waves in sustainable agriculture. Together they form a … Continue reading

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A Future Heirloom: Introducing Abundant Bloomsdale!

WE believe that when farmers and public seed breeders get together, amazing things happen. We think it’s essential that organic farmers be involved with breeding projects because they are the end users – they know what it takes to make … Continue reading

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A Year of Giving

Each year High Mowing donates organic seeds and produce to a vast array of recipients. From school gardens to seed libraries, from food banks to senior centers, our donations have far-reaching impacts across the country. Through our Donation Program schools, … Continue reading

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