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Garden Catalogs!

Postby silverowl » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:35 pm

It's that time of year again! The garden catalogs are beginning to fill my mailbox! Sadly, I have said good bye to a couple of my favorite companies since I found out they are now owned by, or affiliated with Monsanto. If that is something you care about, you might have to dig deep to find if there is a connection with your favorite garden companies and Monsanto. This is just something that I feel strongly about and have taken a personal stand on. It in no way means that I feel that someone else is wrong for using or purchasing this company's products. I just choose not to.
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Re: Garden Catalogs!

Postby SandyLee » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:11 pm

I hear ya Donna! I pretty much quit purchasing online/mail-order a couple of years ago, since it seemed that all the companies were owned by other companies, who were owned by other companies. I'm sure there are still a few good ones.... Do you have any Faves?
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Re: Garden Catalogs!

Postby Russ Emmons » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:17 pm

I agree completely with Donna!
We have received our "Gurneys" Which always was one of our favorites when it was family owned out in South Dakota. Now it's always a different "parent" company and the prices often outlandish. We try to buy 'local' but the selection isn't always great.

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Re: Garden Catalogs!

Postby silverowl » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:16 pm

I am going to check out a place called Pinetree Seeds, I think they are still a small company, also Vermont Bean and Seed, not sure if they have "sold out" to the big chemical companies or not. Probably your best and safest bet is to become a member of Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa. They I am sure will never bow to the pressure from Monsanto. No matter how much our government changes the rules on seeds, growing, harvesting and farming.
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