We are Solidarity Seed Initiative, we think that you should start gardening and we want to help! Growing our own plants helps increase resilience and self-sufficiency in our communities. By growing food crops and medicinal herbs at home you can save money and get all the positive health and psychological benefits associated with gardening.
We think that absolutely anyone and everyone should grow plants. Even if you only have a small amount of space, you can still grow herbs in your windowsill or make a succulent terrarium. It doesn’t have to cost much (or any) money to start gardening at home, and it can be a lot of fun!
We support the practices of seed saving and sharing as a means of keeping costs down for home gardeners, as well as maintaining biodiversity. It is estimated that over 90% of all seed varieties have disappeared in the last 80 years.
Also, seed saving and sharing and home gardening are all acts of resistance. Every plant you grow at home from heirloom seed means you rely that much less on corporate agriculture firms and their destructive practices of intensive monocropping, increased pesticide use, insufficiently tested GMO crops, and their exploitation of undocumented workers.
And most importantly, it just always tastes better when you grow it yourself!