With nearly 400 request for the 2009 Freedom Seed list and just a couple handfuls of orders, we figured this dilemma called for a seed survey. Yes I am on the seed bend again and will till all the seeds are sold – that’s my mission and I am sticking to it.
Thanks to those of you who took time to answer a few questions. We appreciate your positive comments and helpful suggestions.
Though many said that they had placed their orders already, I still am hopeful we can sell seeds to those who haven’t already placed their orders this year. Of course, many of you said descriptions would be nice and that’s coming with the launch of the FS website. Jordanne tells me the launch is about a week or two away. We are trying our best with what we have to work with here. We are juggling lots of balls in the air and trying to keep them there, so please bear with us.
A few said that the seeds were expensive and I would like to take time to put that argument into clearer perspective.
You see Freedom Seeds is not just another seed company, it’s more than that — it’s a movement.
Freedom Seeds supports the cultivation of people. It’s not about what sort of seeds that you sow in your garden either. It’s about sowing hope and inspiration.
So, if you are spending hours enjoying (free) our sister site Freedom Gardens, or enjoying reading the journal entries here at Little Homestead in the City, that extra 25 cents per pack pays for your use of the site in web hosting fees (which is growing by the day – in fact, we have to move to a larger server!)
Or, if you are waiting to be active in Freedom Gardens because “the site’s still in development” or frustrated over all the glitches and bugs– the faster we can make improvements and upgrades depends on support from you – which we hope to earn by seed sales. Imagine if all the FGers members (over 2,900) spent just $10 on seeds. We could do some incredible site upgrades and add more features with that kind of support.
Actually, if you ordered 17 packets ($50 worth of seeds) you get one packet free and that comes out to only 8 cents extra per packet (price comparison to SSE). That’s mere sofa change. A few pennies (change) for cultivating change is not a bad trade off, don’t you think?
So there. I hopefully put that price argument into a more rational perspective on what we hope to accomplish with Freedom Seeds
Also on the seed front, we needed to make a seed pack table display – cheap.
One night Farmer D happened on an old wood desk on the side of the road. He brought home the well made drawers and then went about cutting some wooden dividers and carboard squares. Next thing you know, voila – a seed display for cheap!