Monday, July 7, 2008

Featured Website of the Week

This week's featured website is really a series of websites which I think are really important. These sites give gardeners tools to grow natural, bio-diverse foods. Reading through these websites and looking at all of the plants their seeds produce was truly fascinating! I never knew there were so many varieties of corn, tomatoes, broccoli, pumpkins, cucumbers, beans, etc. So I am really excited to blog about these sites because it is truly educational to discover just how many varieties of plants there are, and how we are missing out by buying the conventional versions of these plants. Furthermore, I think that with websites like these, we can fight back at companies like Monsanto by simply growing our own healthy, non-GMO foods; preserve the environment; and retain the bio-diversity of our favorite vegetation.

These Foods are:
1. Seed Savers Exchange
2. Amishland Heirloom Seeds
3. Heirloom Acres Seeds
4. Victory Heirloom Seeds

All of these websites supply a wide variety of different seeds and different kinds of plants, mostly organic. As an aspiring gardener, I will definitely utilize these sources for getting organic, truly non-GMO plants more so than the conventional seeds sold in stores.

These next few websites are really just for those who get these seeds and need to save them for the next season and to preserve this unique type of plant. This seed saving advice doesn't seem too difficult and it is very much worth it.
1. International Seed Saving Institute
2. Healthy & Green Living

I like to look at these websites, and those like them, as tools to better then evironment and improve health. Who knows what little wonders lie in the different variations of our favorite vegetables? Or even what different, more bio-available variations of vitamins and minerals are in these kinds of vegetables? Forget conventional seeds! Go with Heirlooms!

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