We are Kollibri terre Sonnenblume & Nikki Hill. We farmed in Cascadia from 2005-2014, first as urban farmers in Portland, then in the countryside of the Willamette Valley and the Olympic Peninsula. After that, we dropped out to do other things.
In the 2020 season, now in the Gila River valley in New Mexico, we made a big effort to grow food and save seeds. With this store, we can share some of the fruits of our labor with you.
Our growing practices:
Our crops are “organically-grown”, which means we follow organic standards, but that we are not “Certified Organic,” which requires inspections and fees. We have chosen not to certify for a number of reasons, among them the expense and also philosophical differences with the National Organic Program standards, which are becoming increasingly watered-down by corporate interests. We are also so small-scale that we are officially exempt.
We do our best to be responsible stewards wherever we are, caring for the soil, and for the flora & fauna. We do not use pesticides or other poisons. We are water-wise. We choose crops that do not require extraordinary and unsustainable efforts to grow. Self-interest is also a motivator: the plants we grow and harvest are our own food and medicine, first and foremost.
We will trade / barter our seeds as well. Contact us through our form here with a list of what interests you and what you are offering. Examples of what we will accept include: other seeds, home preserved foods from your own gardening or foraging, herbal medicines, or your own crafts.
We are happy to answer any questions you might have about our products, methods, or anything else.
Please feel free to Contact Us!