Wednesday

Ghost Pepper Seeds Available At Renee's Garden

Renee's Garden announced via a Facebook posting that they had a limited number of  'Ghost Pepper' seeds available for sale. Bhut Jolokia, as it is also know, is going to be made available while supplies last through a special arrangement with New Mexico's Chile Pepper Institute. While I could see the appeal of growing the Guinness Book of World Records holder for hottest pepper, I'd be too afraid to try to eat one myself. Braver souls should head over to the the "Ghost Pepper" listing and order while you can (limit three per customer).

Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association Need Donations

OSGATA is asking for support in the form of donations to the "Farmer Travel Fund." What will the donation be used for? According to the association's pledge page:

  • Coordinating the PUBPAT lawsuit against Monsanto’s GMO patents as well as providing information to the public.
  • Defending a farmer’s right to save and trade seed
  • Encouraging the viability of regional organic seed companies
  • Promoting the right to farm, protected from GMO contamination
  • Ensuring the right to true choice in the marketplace for farmers and consumers
  • Establishing protocols for maintaining organic seed integrity and testing seed quality.
  • Protecting farmer developed varieties
  • Developing  and supporting  organic seed standards
  • Encouraging National Organic Program progress toward 100% organic seed

To make a donation visit the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association's website and donate via PayPal