We’ve been producing our Michigan genotype grasses for more than 10 years. All are grown locally and managed ecologically through fire and responsible harvesting, and cleaned in our processing facility in Kalamazoo, MI. We hand collected the source seed from remnant sites throughout southern Michigan and each species is source certified by the Michigan Crop Improvement Association. For more on our history with native seeds, check out “Our Roots” in our 2020 Catalog.
We also have local collections of many other grasses, sedges, and wildflowers from southern Michigan and from 2018 to 2021 we planted several new seed production plots of sedges and wildflowers, in addition to increasing some of our key grasses. We are excited to get more species into production and plan to increase diversity and capacity each year. We’ll keep you posted!
Our seed is tested by independent labs for purity and germination and is always sold by Pure Live Seed (PLS) percentage, ensuring you get exactly what you’re expecting.
Though we offer so many more species (both Michigan and regional genotypes) the main grasses are what we are currently able to offer consistantly as individually priced species. If you are looking for any particular species, do not hesitate to contact us for a custom quote.