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. Photo by Rusty Ray.
What is a D-pak? You said, "Give me more than a packet but less than a pound". We said "d-pak". d=DIVERSITY
Great women and men make Native American Seed the go-to team for native seeds. With gratitude, we ask your help. Help Connect us with passionate others. Help good People in pursuit of purposeful careers, those with rich skills and interests, to find us. Native American Seed has offerings for diverse people searching to exercise horticultural, agri-mechanical, or various computer skills to make a better future. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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With over 48 million acres of lawn in the US, it is high time we reduce or replace thirsty, pesticide ridden, energy consuming landscapes with crucial wildlife habitat. Meadow and prairie plantings are the most logically natural appproach. By planting for wildlife, we are planting for human life. Bring nature home. Become native to your place.
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 seed mixes are ready to find new homes where they can begin to re-establish their balance in nature.
Native American Seed is committed to offering 100% Native, American Grown, Free of Invasive Species and Filler. We encourage you to research, plant, save and share our seeds. We do not accept or appreciate GMO, patenting, licensing, or royalties. Seeds are the essence of life. The Law of the Seed by Vandana Shiva.
Good Neighbors are Forever
At Native American Seed we deeply appreciate big hearted folks like Sara Dykman who are spreading light. Her new book Bicycling with Butterflies is available April 2021. 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.
Touch the earth and quietly listen. 150 years ago only native plants grew here. Though many changes have occurred, they would love to come back home. We encourage you to become native to your place
NEW Conservancy Wildflowers: Smooth White Penstemon - tubular white-pink large flowers that bloom in pairs and attrace native bees, especially the Long Tongue Bees & Bumble Bees. Hummingbirds and butterflies also benefit from its sweet nectar. White Rosinweed - Blooms in the hottest time of year when few other resources are available. Blue Wild Indigo - Beautiful deep indigo blue pea like blooms. Bicycling with Butterflies - 10K+ mile jouney following monarch migration. Sara Dykman did it solo, on a bike cobbled together from used parts.
Shade-Friendly Widlflowers: Shade-Friendly Wildflower Mix - make effective use of dappled sunlight in and around woods and other areas of shade Blue Curls - eye catching color, unique bloom pattern Pigeonberry - hardy, low-growing native Cowpen Daisy - dependable bloomer and essential butterfly nectar source Frostweed - during freezing temps, see unique ice formations formed as sap leaks from split stems