Sunday, March 18, 2012

Seed Traders For Future Generations

What better way to help spread diversity than good old fashion seed swapping. But then, not with just any garden seed either. We are trading and passing on heirloom seeds, cuttings, roots and everything organic and non-gmo. By preserving and passing on heirlooms, a wide diversity of seeds and plants will leave more varieties for generations to come.

I've already found myself lost in love with many varieties shared by some new garden friends. Some of the special seeds and plants have long lost the original name of variety. But for some reason you don't forget the name of that special person that shared them with you. I'm watering and caring for plants with a deeper meaning now. Lilies have become known as Cindy's Lilies. Grown with love from her garden. It's a beautiful thing to share your garden in many more ways than one. I heard a quote once that it is like a living scrapbook for family and friends.

The Glory of the Garden
There's not a pair of legs so thin, there's not a head so thick,
There's not a hand so weak and white, nor yet a heart so sick.
But it can find some needful job that's crying to be done,
For the Glory of the Garden glorifieth every one.
Then seek your job with thankfulness and work till further orders,
If it's only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders;
And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden,
You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden.
Oh, Adam was a gardener, and God who made him sees
That half a proper gardener's work is done upon his knees,
So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray
For the Glory of the Garden, that it may not pass away!
And the Glory of the Garden it shall never pass away!
Rudyard Kipling, 1911, The glory of the Garden

If you love to garden and are interested in helping protect diversity and heirlooms for future generations, We would love to have you join us at Seed Traders For Future Generations.

Whether you are a new gardener just getting started with not much to trade, I'm sure someone would love to help you get started. As well you will find lots of folks willing to help you with tips and tricks for getting your garden growing.

 Happy Gardening!

  In Honor of Heirloom Seeds
Behold the lowly heirloom seed
The kind that Grandma sowed
When she had many mouths to feed
And many rows to hoe.
Behold the lowly heirloom seed
It's open pollinated
A remedy for corporate greed
Not copyrighted nor litigated
Behold the lowly heirloom seed
No GM labels here
It's DNA has been codified
By The Heavenly Bio-Engineer.


  1. Hey Ms Pammy!!, I am giving you an award for your blog. It is called the Liebster Blogger Award As part of the tradition it is passed along to 5 bloggers that have motivated and inspired. To accept the award you must: 1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them 2. Post the award to your blog 3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value. 4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.As part of the tradition it is passed along to 5 bloggers that have motivated and inspired. Congratulations!!!!
    I'll send the award to your email account so you can post it!! Big Hugs!

    1. Hi Sandy! Oh this is so neat!! I am so touched!! I am actually a bit German here too and Mr. Garden sometimes calls me Liebchen LOL I love it! Thank You!!