Sowing a Culture of Interdependence
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.
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