Demeter Seeds Project


Demeter Seeds Project

The Demeter Seed Saving Project at UC Santa Cruz is composed of farmers, gardeners, students, and biologists who believe in the importance of preserving the genetic heritage of our food.
Our mission is to preserve the locally adapted organic varieties of heirloom seeds of the Central Coast. We realize the only way to preserve seeds and plants is not only to store the seeds, but also to ensure that all the seeds are planted and grown out on a continual basis. We seek to help small gardeners and mid-sized organic farmers gain access to locally adapted organic varieties. We hope to decrease our community’s reliance on large seed companies and are strongly opposed to the patenting of life by genetic engineering companies. 

Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Members: 6
Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2013

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Comment by Devon Grissim on April 22, 2012 at 3:27am

We should table the Farmer's Market downtown before seed swap events. This would be a good way to get volunteers involved. "Non-profits or organizations wishing to table(distribution of information only/no sales allowed): For the Downtown Santa Cruz Market, tabling is allowed on the back wall, next to Toadal Fitness, without scheduling. Please bring all your own equipment and carry all items into the market."-SC Farmer's Market website

Comment by Andrew Whitman on April 13, 2012 at 9:20pm

Chadwick Cherry tomatoes kick butt! 100% germination rates from everyone I've talked to so far :D


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