Native Seed & Plants

Foundation Seed

We believe that native plants should handled with the upmost integrity and care. All of our seed is sustainably collected from native plant communities in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, as well as sites in Northern Illinois.

Roadsides represent the widespread dissection and fragmentation of contiguous functioning ecosystems.

Sustainable seed collection means that we only collect 20–70% of the available seed, depending on stability and status of species, location and other ecological factors. In many cases we’re collecting from imperiled plant communities located along roadsides, which are susceptible to mowing, spraying or other disturbance.

In some situations the seed we’ve collected represents the last generational expression of a plants genetics, as these sites were later destroyed for the expansion of roads, agriculture or development. As a matter of principle we will always disclose the origin of our seed by county and sometimes township or road.

We prefer to restrain the distribution of foundation seed to locations within a reasonable proximity to the collected source.

Please contact us to inquire about native foundation seed availability and pricing.

In addition to the availability of foundation native plant seed we are now producing small-batch seed packets, both for the packaging of our seed, or for your custom needs.

Native Plants

We offer dormant bare root plants, as well as potted plants seasonally.

We always:

  • Grow plants using organic methods only
  • Start plants from seed and never use wild dug roots
  • Grow and sell true native species, never cultivars or “nativars”
  • Disclose the genetic origin of seed used to grow our plants

Please contact us to inquire about future plant availability and pricing.