About Bountiful Gardens
Bountiful Gardens started 28 years ago with the idea that people could grow their own food without weird chemicals, and save their own seed, just as gardeners have done for generations. At the time, the seed industry was replacing old-time, open-pollinated varieties with hybrids developed for agribusiness and long-distance shipping. Now, we face the new threat of genetically-engineered crops. Over the years, we have introduced so many gardeners to growing heirloom varieties, composting and seed saving. We hope you’ll enjoy as well.
We only sell untreated, open-pollinated, non-GMO seed of heirloom quality for vegetables, herbs, flowers, grains, green manures, compost and carbon crops. We are able to offer many of our varieties as: Certified Organic (O); Natural (N); and Grow BiointensiveTM (GB).
We are a CCOF Certified Organic Handler, CDFA OP #23-0336.
We Specialize in: rare, endangered and unusual seed varieties; Grow Biointensive™ books/videos for growing soil sustainably using mini-farming techniques such as double-digging, intensive plant spacing, and companion planting; fine tools; basic organic gardening supplies; and non-toxic insect controls.
Our retail storefront is in Willits, CA; see Contact Us for directions.
You may be interested to know that Bountiful Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a project of Ecology Action of the Mid-Peninsula which does garden research and publishes many books, information sheets, and research papers, some in other languages. Ecology Action operates a research mini-farm in Willits, CA and promotes the GROW BIOINTENSIVE™ method of food production which teaches people in 130 countries around the world to grow food and build soil with less work, water, and energy by natural methods. Workshops and tours of the research garden are available throughout the year as well as apprenticeship & internship opportunities.
We also has a retail (not mail-order) store in Palo Alto: Common Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center. The store has an excellent selection of seed varieties, nursery starts, soil amendments, mulches, tools, disease and pest management products, and offers hands on classes. There are also books, magazines, cards, and gift items.