What we do
We sell seedlings. So what exactly does that mean? Basically, we take care of the seed germination process, and the delicate, early weeks of growth. You pick the plant you want, and we deliver a young plant that has been "hardened off" (acclimatized to the outdoors) and given a great start to life, with nutrient rich soil, and plenty of attention.
Our product is just the beginning, though. Our business adheres to a few standards, in accordance with our mission:
Support Community Food Gardens. We strongly believe that every town and city should have food gardens integrated into their design. Community organized, public gardens can provide free supplement to our diets, communal spaces to gather, and education in our environment and food production methods.
We run an open and free community garden, where we grow food for free distribution. Together with a growing number of partnering community gardens, we coordinate and facilitate free events in community gardens, ranging from education in agriculture, to outdoor family movie nights, and more! Your support goes directly towards creating these open gathering spaces and events.
No new plastics. To do our small part to leave a clean planet behind us, we do not purchase any new single-use plastic products. All of our plastic seedling containers are recycled, either donated, or purchased from other local farmers and gardeners.
Support local business. As small business owners, we especially appreciate the value of recycling our resources back into our communities. That's why we purchase our supplies locally. This ranges from locally sourced and produced fertilizer, to soil ingredients, to thrifting our t-shirts and printing them with the help of a local print shop. Many of our seeds are provided by local gardeners, we hope to eventually transition our entire catalog to strong, local, heirloom varieties!
So join us on this journey, build a garden full of delicious food, and join us in building a strong and healthy foundation for our future.
Sovereign Starts Seedling Company is dedicating to a mission of community empowerment through autonomous food production. We are taking a multi-pronged approach to this goal.
First, through the production and sale of affordable seedlings, we seek to help start food gardens in homes that are too busy, or otherwise unequipped for the germination process. Second, we distribute the proceeds of these sales to community gardens already engaged in the free distribution of food to the public! While Sovereign Starts is an economic entity, our goal is to use our economic engine to help establish and support a strong system of local food production and free distribution based on need. By supporting free food and strong community ties, we hope to foster good health, and happiness, and empower a purposeful approach shaping our community for future generations!