Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Maple Hill Hop 77



Maple Hill Hop


Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop.
This is a hop for folks who love the outdoors.
Feel free to post about anything that's going on
OUTSIDE
in your neck of the woods,
no matter the season.
(Please share only outdoor posts.)
*Please link back to Maple Hill 101.*

Tomorrow is Earth Day.
We strive to make everyday Earth Day 
by reducing our use of packaging,
reusing items around the homestead
and recycling everything we can.
We also believe in growing organically
and using only non-GMO seeds.
These little conscious elections
make a difference.

In order to honor our Mother Earth,
we're hosting a giveaway.
We found out about a seed company
that supports our intentions,
Sow True Seeds,
based in Asheville, North Carolina.

 sowtrue sunflower

This is from their website:
 
"We are trying to create the world we want to live in.  A world in which farmers and gardeners have access to the seeds that are best adapted to where they live, without fear of corporate ownership of those seeds and the food they produce.  A world in which corporations care about the products they produce, the people who produce them, and the people who buy and use them.  A world in which profit never takes precedence over stewardship of the land and the environment that feeds us all."
How can  you resist getting behind that?


They were good enough to offer up an adorable seed gift packet.
Just look at this darling tin!


This gift set contains an array of sunflowers,
ready for planting now.
 


These sunflowers not only grace your garden with lovely blooms all summer,
they provide food for birds once the heads are dried.
They also foster a wonderful opportunity for pollinators 
to perform their magic in your garden.



The kit comes with a planting guide as well.
Notice the recycled packaging inside the tin 
that acts as a cushion for the seed packets.
Just leave a comment below to enter the giveaway.
We'll announce the recipient on next week's Hop.


As a rule, I'm not interested in adding to the commercialization of our culture, 
so advertisements are not displayed on the blog.
It is important, however, to promote and share knowledge about folks who are diligently working 
at making the planet a better place.
In honoring gratitude, we keep the good stuff moving. 
This company gets it.
I hope you'll enthusiastically patronize them, 
and pass their information along to other gardeners.
Tell 'em daisy sent ya!

 "Sow True Seed sells only open pollinated (non-hybrid and non-GMO) varieties of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds that will grow true to type when saved properly and replanted. We believe that the roots of independence and self-sufficiency derive from the ability to save seed. Open-pollinated varieties are more genetically diverse and are able to adapt faster to their growing region and specific climate variances. Each open-pollinated variety remains protected in the public domain as the common property of everyone."

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