Restoration Seed's Mission Statement
To provide food sovereignty to our friends and families by providing 100% savable open pollinated (OP) seeds. To preserve the remaining heirloom seeds and promote new varieties. To support family farmers as a fair trade link to customers.
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 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 foundation 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. We are part of the new breed of sustainable permaculture farmers, making a living by restoring diversity.
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 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.
— Chuck Burr, founder Restoration Seeds
Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. — Yvon Chouinard
Man belongs to the earth. Earth does not belong to man. — Daniel Quinn