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Artizen 4-3

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The Oldest Seed House in America, D. Landreth Seed Company, has been facing down the economy right along with the rest of us and while their own initiatives have helped to stabilize their situation, we also wanted to get the word out to readers looking for heirloom seeds that you Article by Cindy Marks might consider their selection. From their website: "We are currently leading an initiative to try to save Landreth Seed Company. There is a garnishment against the company and outstanding debt that needs to be paid back or else our doors will close. So far we are reaching our goal and doing amazing thanks to all of our fans, friends and support! We are reaching our goal in big ways due to your sharing of our story and support of our product." It's nice to be reminded that how we spend our money makes such a difference and the local and handmade artisans we support can feel the effects! Established in 1784, Landreth supplies more than 900 heirloom seed varieties, roots, onion, shallot, garlic sets and tubers along with heirloom flower bulbs and more than 50 Dahlia varieties. They are non-GMO and most seeds are open-pollinated. "All seeds are hybrid. A few of our seeds are F1 Hybrids which means they do not breed true. In particular, our Black Pearl Hot Pepper and the Fairytale eggplant. Just about everything else is open pollinated and heirloom." Their client list is truly impressive should you need a reference. Seeds are supplied to Colonial Williamsburg, 21

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