Dearest Friends, Welcome to the 2013 growing season.
After a year that really tested us, and four months away just to rest and take stock, and a lot of soul searching, we are back, with a few changes. First, sadly, we will not be renewing our organic certification this year. The paperwork, and expense have become too much for a small company like ours to bear. This has been a wrenching decision for us, as we were there in the beginning of certification in our area, and will always be organic growers. Nothing in the way we grow will change, we assure you of that. We are aware that we will necessarily lose our beloved certified growers, but we felt that it was more important to continue to provide clean,non hybrid, nonGMO seed for as long as possible. We will be refining our seed list and cutting a few things as well. For those of you who need certified Organic seed, I can recommend our good friends at Full Circle Seeds, Stellar Seeds, and Brother Nature.
We began this seed business as a responce to the loss of plant genetic diversity in our gardens and around the world, and the relentless push for seed/food domination and control by Monsanto and a few other corporations. They continue to quietly pressure governments and farmers comply. Soon the Mexican Government will decide whether to allow Monsanto to grow millions of acres of GMO corn in Mexico. If there was ever any question of the soulless, irresponsible nature of this outfit this should be proof enough. Mexico is the origin and world epicenter of genetic diversity of Zia Maize--corn. A living gene bank and legacy to the world. What do you think will happen to all these hundreds of diverse and precious varieties of corn, when Monsanto comes to town?
So you see,...we can't quit just yet. On a happier note, just prior to leaving for Mexico in October, we submitted a proposal to our mayor and council here in Metchosin, to declare our municipality a GMO FREE ZONE. It didn't look good at first, and there was resistence from some chemical farmers, but it passed!! and now there is a movement to make ALL of Vancouver Island a GMO FREE ZONE. It's a perfect place to grow seed for the future. Please sign at:
All the best to you all, and SAVE YOUR SEEDS
As Suzanne Wuerthele, EPA Toxicologist has said, "We are confronted with the most powerful technology the world has ever known, and it is being rapidly deployed with almost NO thought whatsoever to it's consequences"...
Two Wings Farm has
been growing gourmet heritage and heirloom vegetables for
the fresh market since 1986. Over the years, we have trialled
many varieties, always looking for the ones that perform best
in our particular bioregion. For us, taste and nutrition have
always been the first priority. We do not buy seed from elsewhere
for resale. All our seed was grown on our farm by us.
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Two Wings Farm, 4768 William Head Rd. Victoria, BC, V9C3Y7 Canada.
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We always say that gardening is a healing thing, and we hope you all feel that feeling of peace and contentment while tending your garden. Be joyful, and know that there is always a new beginning in the garden. Be patient with yourself, God didn’t do everything in one day…and you don’t have to either! All the best for the season, Marti & Bernie
We need to eliminate the extremes of wealth and poverty in the world, and not be disheartened by the enormity of the work that needs to be done. Part of what will help subsistence farmers (both here and abroad) to survive is access to open pollinated seed (their own seed) that can be saved from year to year, and the legal right to do so, free from interference.. whether it be from multinational corporations, government policy, or contamination from GMO pollen.