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Native Seed is the Lowest Cost Conservation Investment You Can Make

“Your seed is expensive!” We get this observation periodically from customers and potential customers. And on a superficial level these comments – as stinging as they initially can be – are understandable. After all single packet of our springbank clover or camas contains a mere small handful of a few hundred seeds. For the same price customers can easily go online and buy a half-pound of bachelor button seed (or a hundred other non-native species). Indeed a thriving “wildflower seed” industry exists to supply garden centers, online stores, and big box retailers with low cost, non-native seed mixes. One can argue the merit of these mixes, but we would rather talk about what our seed represents to us: • We...

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