Daggawalla Seeds & Herbs is closed
After five seasons as Portland, Oregon’s only seed company and only provider of farm-direct herbal medicines, Daggawalla has shut down.
We have enjoyed providing high-quality, organic, GMO-free seeds and medicines to the hundreds of people who have been our customers. But we have given up what turned out to be a fruitless search for land to farm. Real estate is too expensive to buy for our own and land-owners are too difficult to cooperate with, when your goals and methods are as unconventional as ours are. That is, when money, “legitimacy” and capitalist “growth” are not your goals.
Also, we both came to see how Agriculture itself is central to the crisis facing humanity today. If people want to live on the earth in a truly sustainable way, we’ll need to go further back than that.
If you would like to stay in touch with us personally, here is some contact information:
- Nikki Hill: at Facebook
- Kollibri terre Sonnenblume: at Facebook, and here: Macska Moksha Press (a blog of writing and photography)
You will soon be able to order our seeds again!
Our seed collection has gone to a Native American couple in the Willamette Valley who will continue our same high standards. Randy and Edith Woodley at Eloheh Farm will have their website elohehseeds.com up and running by January 31st. In the meantime, you can contact them directly to make an order at: email@example.com or leave a clear message, repeating your phone number, at 503-554-8052, and the Woodleys will return your contact.
“Adventures in Urban Bike Farming” book
Equal parts historical document, confessional memoir and social critique, this book tells the story of “Sunroot Gardens,” a bicycle-based urban farming operation that Kollibri founded and cultivated in Portland, Oregon, in the early 2000’s. Made famous by the local media—including theWillamette Week, Sellwood Bee, Portland Monthly, KBOO,Oregonian and In Good Tilth—Sunroot Gardens blazed trails and pushed boundaries. The text is drawn from Kollibri’s voluminous writings at the time and has been supplemented with freshly composed narrative and commentary.
Check out Kollibri’s new book here.
All of our Seeds and Plant Medicines are Farm-Direct
Everything you find here was organically-grown and harvested by us or sustainably-gathered in the wild by us. We also processed, tested and packaged everything ourselves. Other herbal merchants or seed-sellers are middlemen, buying from wholesalers or importers who in turn are procuring from still other sources, and the chain of responsibility can be labyrinthine and untraceable. Many herbs imported into the U.S. are irradiated! (Don’t worry, we don’t do that!) If you have any questions or concerns about Daggawalla seeds & plant medicines, we will have the answers ourselves because the buck stops with us. The best way to know what you’re getting is to go Farm-Direct!
To learn more our farming practices and philosophies, go to About Us.
All of our seeds are:
- GMO-Free – We have never grown GMO varieties, and have not farmed within range of GMO crops that would cross with ours. We are signatories of the Safe Seed Pledge.
- Open-Pollinated – None of our seeds are hybrids. That means you can grow them out for seed yourself and they will come back true-to-type. Become a seed saver!
- Organically-Grown – Though not certified, we have always followed the National Organic Program standards. We know that treating ourselves well and treating the earth well go hand-in-hand.
- Farm-Direct – grown by us, for you, with no middle-men.