Seed Saving and Genetics
Little by little, year by year, Abuela Gardens is preserving genetics that have been gifted and exchanged through time. Open pollinated GMO free and mostly heirloom varieties inhabit our gardens and are tended to with loving care.
We make these seeds available (see Seeds) for sale when there are extra after what we keep and what we exchange at local seed exchanges.
Each season we experiment with new varieties we think will do well for our bioregion, and replant those that are successful. Our hope is that more local farmers will spring up and appreciate the varieties we have chosen and localized. We also use some of our seed for value added products like our Glass Gem Corn Necklaces