"What came first, the plant or the seed?"
The seeds we hold in our hands are powerful bits of potential energy, with all the instructions they need to develop into full grown plants. Farmers are caretakers of this earth and carry these bits of wisdom like wind spreading them into the fields.
Inside each seed is where the magic happens. This is a cross section of a ginkgo tree, showing a well developed embryo, nutritive tissue, and a bit of the seed coat.
The seeds arrived from Johnny's (Winslow, Maine) in bags and boxes that filled our office. Nature's biggest mystery was wrapped up like tiny presents waiting to be opened.
And placed into new boxes to deliver to each farmer. A process that literally took one entire week of sorting and resorting!
All stacked up and ready to get where they belong!
Soon the sun will start shining longer, the days will stay warm & the ground will wake up, and we'll get the new rains of Spring. This week we'll be starting seeds in the greenhouse, but it's only a short matter of time before we go out into the fields again.
Soon the plants will rise, the leaves will fill out and the flowers will fruit. Soon they will send out their own seed messages to the future, and we will begin the cycle where we started.
Join us this year as a CSA member and let's embark on this fantastic journey of a million seeds together.