Philosophy

  1. 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 be locked away from use by intellectual property rights. In other words, Open...
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  2. 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? What did those seeds become? Here are a few ways our donated seeds had powerful and far-reaching impacts this year... ...
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  3. New Catalog Sneak Preview, How to Get Yours & New Items Live!

    Spoiler alert! Our 2016 catalog will be arriving in mailboxes soon, but we just couldn’t wait to share some of the great new features for this year. Read on if you’d like a sneak peek of what’s inside… The Paper Once again our catalog is printed on 100% recycled paper and is coated with a very thin layer...
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  4. Save 10% with Community Supported Seeds!

    There is no us without you. It's the same idea as a CSA - you help us with our upfront costs, and we help you save money. Because however you slice it, the truth is that we couldn't do what we do without your support. So just like a CSA, each year we offer you the...
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  5. Growing Partners: Desde mi Huerto

    This article is part of Growing Partners, our new 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 revolution of environmental stewardship and positive change working its way over the global landscape. We're so invigorated by their trail-blazing work...
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  6. High Mowing's Permanent Home: Our New Farm Property

    We are pleased to announce that High Mowing has purchased a farm property! The land we've purchased is in Hyde Park, Vermont, and will serve as our permanent home. High Mowing has relied primarily on leased land and buildings in the Wolcott, Vermont area over the past...
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  7. 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...
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  8. The Sweeter Side of Farming: Grow Your Own Candy Bars

    One of the things I like the most about farming is access to some amazing food. Even if I don’t grow a particular crop, my network of producer friends allows me to trade around and cover most of my food needs. The wrinkle is that producing...
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  9. 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 revolution of environmental stewardship and positive change working its way over the global landscape. We're so invigorated by their trail-blazing...
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  10. 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 a high quality variety, and their input helps shape these varieties so that they thrive in organic conditions. Being part...
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