Planting native seeds is one small, but important step in safeguarding the web of life. Many sensible people are now enjoying the adventure, discovery and benefits that come with taking an active role in ecological landscape restoration. Our staff invite you to Shop for Natives and explore the full pallet of native wildflowers, grasses, unique conservancy species and mixes. Native American Seed is committed to preventing the spread of invasive species.
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Not that long ago - about three grandmas back - rivers were traveled, like interstate highways are traveled now. Water was broadly known and accepted as life. Back then, everybody knew certain basic rules of the day. But a few days have gone by since that time...
Even the rough-and-tumble West Texas we know as our very own today still enjoys lingering traces of a simpler time - a time of honesty based on handshakes by independent souls made of pure grit. I know they exist, and often as I can, work closely among them. Read full article on page 2: Digital Catalog
Long before beginning Native American Seed in 1988, we had already dedicated our work to restoring integrity in relationships between people, wildlife, land, water and plants. The work has always been about connections of all kinds...among all the relative beings. The integrity of our seeds comes from the natives only that we grow. We are thankful for your interest in our work.
Now is the time to plant many of the wildflowers that are part of the "rainforest" in our area of the planet - the plains and prairies. From smaller pocket prairies to larger restorations, these native grass seed mixes are ready to find new homes where they can begin to re-establish their balance in nature.
Good Neighbors are Forever
Video above by Sara Dykman during her brief stay at our farm this spring. Sara is currently bicycling with monarch butterflies on their 10,000-mile round trip adventure. Follow Sara's amazing turtle island cycling adventure on Beyond a Book or Facebook.
At Native American Seed we deeply appreciate big hearted folks like Sara who are spreading light. Even if you can't bike the migration, you can be a part of it by providing native plants and milkweed for the monarchs and other pollinators. We are in this together. We each make a difference.
With so much negative energies swirling about us, many people are saying:
"I just want to do something positive today"
“I would like to plant good seeds in the meadow.”
“I have hopes of a more beautiful tomorrow.”
“I want to feel like I belong, touch the earth, and restore the land.”
Back here at the farm, we’re working ‘til dusk again. Planting more rows than we had last year.
We must carry on. We plant for next year’s crop... because we are farmers. We have faith in life.
Riparian Recovery Resources
Texas is home to more than 3,700-streams & 15 major Rivers. Totaling 191,000-miles, riparian areas are essential in storing and protecting water quality, preventing erosion, and providing nutrients and habitat for fish, fireflies and wildlife. Our actions (or lack of) can sustain healthy, vibrant natural riparian areas for all to enjoy now and in the future.
Often, the best thing you can do for stream banks is leave them alone. Heavy equipment compacts soil, making recovery difficult. Cleared, manicured turf lawns are extremely low stabilizer plant communities offering little soil protection or water filtration. After flooding, leave downed trees and drift in place where practical. Native, deep-rooted, diverse plant communities work together with big dead wood, limbs and debris to help dissipate floodwater energy, filter and trap sediment, and stabilize soil and plant recovery. Regeneration can occur naturally in riparian areas especially where there are existing healthy uplands in place.
Start with heavy duty tools made in the USA - 100% organic control of alien species such as KR Bluestem (from Asia), Bastard Cabbage or Musk Thistle (from Europe, Asia). Aliens compete fiercely for available sunlight and water. Native American Seed encourages the removal and control on all non-native species for the benefit of our vanishing eco-systems. A good resource to learn more about alien species is Texas Invasives Database.