Our mission is to return food sovereignty to our friends and families by providing only seeds that can be saved — 100% Open Pollinated seeds. To preserve the last remaining heirlooms and promote new Open Source varieties. To support family farmers through Fair Trade.
Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis — Yvon Chouinard
1% for the Planet
Since 2017, Restoration Seeds has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. 1% for the Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of of industry.
If you're a business owner or have any influence over your boss, please consider becoming a member of this socially and environmentally progressive group. By contributing 1% of total annual sales to grassroots environmental groups, members of 1% for the Planet affect real change. www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
We Are Here for a Purpose
We are only here for a short time, yet our lifestyle makes a lasting impact. Can we leave our home better than we found it through our daily work? As a retired big wall rock and ice climber, having lived off-the-grid high in the Mountains of Telluride, Colorado I have a deep appreciation for how brief life is and how deeply one can love the whole of creation.
Our Reason For Being
Restoration Seeds grew out of a small group of Southern Oregon farmers who grow seeds for farmers and gardeners. Open Pollinated (OP) seeds remain at the heart of a company that now ships to all 50 states and around the world. We recognized that because only OP seeds can be saved and grown true to type, they are the cornerstone of our food security and sovereignty.
We know modern farming takes habitat from other species. So let's give back by putting diverse family farms to the front of the line to supply seeds for you. Some of us are part of the new breed of permaculture farmers, making a living by restoring diversity. Behind me is an Old Timey Blue collard seed plot sown next to a middle aged food forest on the Restoration permaculture Ff
For us at Restoration Seeds, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We love trees and do not print a paper catalog, instead investing in the best online experience possible for our customers. Based in the Pacific Northwest, we want to keep the forests standing.
As stewards of the land we have the duty to leave the soil healthier and more alive, and the water cleaner than we found it. We have the duty to restore natural landscapes and give back much of what we have taken so that all of our relations may live on as well. And we have a duty to pass the seeds given to us by nature and our ancestors to the next generation.
Man belongs to the earth. Earth does not belong to man.
— Daniel Quinn, Ishmael
Learn more about sustainability, take your Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course.
— Chuck Burr, founder Restoration Seeds