About our seeds
Our seeds are open-pollinated. They will breed true to type. You can save their seeds. Our seeds are certified Organic by Ecocert Canada. They were produced ecologically with organic methods. We do not offer GMO seeds. Our seeds were selected for our bio-region. They are adapted to our climate and our weather.
Read about Tourne-Sol seed production on Dan’s blog: www.goingtoseed.wordpress.com
Where do our seeds come from?
- 70% of our varieties are grown at Tourne-Sol
- 10% of our varieties are grown by local farmers (many whom are past Tourne-Sol apprentices!)
- 20% come from growers in other regions and wholesale suppliers.
We don’t grow all our own seeds because the seeds of certain crops are difficult to produce in our climate and we don’t have the space to grow everything.
We have signed the Safe Seed Pledge
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.