Pearl Sutton wrote:Gets back to "not me, but SOMEONE should do this!" I say not me too, maybe someone will say "Oh Oh!! ME ME ME!!"
stephen lowe wrote:
I think that what you're missing is that it's not a business, it's a non-profit. If you've never been, Willits is a tiny community and it seems to me that BG has been a passion project for the people involved more so than a profitable business. My guess is that their seed business is beginning to consume more time and energy than they want and that their workshops and educational work is generating more revenue, making the seed business less important to their core mission of spreading this knowledge of food production. I'm sure if there were someone within their circle that was chomping at the bit to take over the seed business that would be the route they would take. You should contact them though if you are interested, maybe they haven't had any offers.
skip wilkins wrote:We have been privileged to live next to Bill and Betsy Bruno for almost 14 years, they have been running bountiful gardens seed program.
The most delightful people, it has been really beautiful being able to go to their tiny store in Willits and talk about the garden and plan...
We have been fortunate in that they have had many previously hard to find ancient grains etc.
Their shop will be greatly missed, but they will still
be our neighbors.
If you are not familiar with Ecology in action, the parent program here in Willits,ca , look them up and you will be amazed at all that has been accomplished literally around the world.
They will still have the demonstration garden nearby and will still be conducting the sustainable agriculture program here in Willits.
Bountiful Gardens wrote:An Important Announcement
from Bountiful Gardens
and Ecology Action
We are very sorry to tell you that Bountiful Gardens will be closing at the end of this year.
Ecology Action Executive Director John Jeavons announced today that our last day of sales will be December 13, 2017. We want to thank you for your support over the last 32 years.
Bountiful Gardens was started as an educational non-profit business in 1985 to preserve vanishing heirloom seeds, and to raise awareness of seed-saving and organic methods. Now these are household words. Dozens of heirloom seed outlets now exist. Our mission is accomplished. The non-profit will continue its mission to teach sustainable food production in other ways.
We packed seeds for 2018 before the decision was made to close, and have a good inventory on hand. This is a great time to get your garden seeds for 2018 at a discount.
All Seeds are now 15% off.
Most Books and DVDs are now 20% off
Bountiful Gardens is a project of Ecology Action, a non-profit that teaches people to grow a complete diet with no outside, purchased inputs. Using EA's biointensive method, millions of people in Africa and Latin America have learned to grow their own food supply, seed supply, and fertilizer. In America, the method is taught in workshops, online, and in John Jeavon's best-selling book How to Grow More Vegetables.
Our next gardening workshop will be March 3rd in Willits, CA. For registration, or to see all the wonderful EA projects around the world, go to: