Seeds are alive.
"I know that this perfection is only realised through the seeds' interaction with all aspects of a particular environment - of which the gardener is a major element. The seeds from plants I have grown over the longest time have the greatest vitality and vibrancy - a power I believe has come from our mutual adaption as they become part of a unique micro-climate under my guardianship.
Plants from seed I send out across the continent may be robust, but
I know they can become more so when gardeners enter into an enduring relationship
with them that allows their growing to be co-creative. Saving our own
seed restores agricultural creativity and genius to what was until recent
times. Seed saving fosters sustainability by fulfilling a basic need at
home, instead of relying on seed companies and governments."
Seed is a living link to the past, present and future. Seeds hold energy
and knowledge vital to our life-support system. Saving
seeds and nuturing plants teaches us about life processes, as we pay
attention to cycles and the changing seasons.