Friends

Community Groups

Community Organic Garden of Sequim (COGS)  We love our community gardeners and are proud supporters and participants in this effort that brings together individuals, local government officials, volunteers and non-profit organizations.  An example of all of us working well together to create something special.

Friends of the Fields has been working to preserve farmland in Clallam County for many years and after much hard work recently saved the historic Finn Hall Farm in Agnew, WA from development.  Good job y’all!

Guide Dogs for the Blind  Anybody who has seen the special bond between service animal and human will want to learn more.

Local Harvest  LocalHarvest is America’s #1 organic and local food website. We maintain a definitive and reliable “living” public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Our search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area.

Peninsula Friends of Animals (PFOA)  This vital local organization is a no-kill, non-profit animal welfare group serving the North Olympic Peninsula.  Come by The Rooster to purchase a pair of fabuluous potholders and support their efforts!

North Olympic Land Trust (NOLT)  Interested in the preservation of farmland, wildlife habitat, local ecosystems and other vital environments on the Olympic Peninsula?  This is the organization for you.  NOLT is now the permanent home of Friends of the Fields.

Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance (SHAA)  We support Sequim artists and this group working to promote public art awareness.

Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG)  This dedicated group places dogs in foster homes until their “forever home” and family can be found.

Our Favorite Seed Companies

Fedco Seeds -  Co-op Seed Packers  Offering cold-hardy varieties of untreated vegetable, herb and flower seed.  You will find a large selection of certified organic cultivars and regional heirloom varieties from all over the world, including right here in the Pacific Northwest.  They do not knowingly sell any GMO seed and clearly mark seed sourced from companies with ties to GMO practices.  Consumers own 60% of the cooperative and worker members 40%.

Irish Eyes Garden Seeds  A quality provider of potato, flower and vegetable seed from Ellensburg, Washington offering a variety of heirloom and organic seed.  Potato and garlic seed is certified disease-free by the WSDA.

Seed Savers Exchange  A non-profit, member supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage.  As the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States, they permanently maintain more than 25,000 endangered vegetable varieties, most having been brought to North America by members’ ancestors who immigrated from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other parts of the world.

Seeds of Change  Over 1,200 varieties of 100% certified organic vegetable, flower and herb seed; many heirloom, native or hard-to-find.  Their mission is to preserve biodiversity and promote sustainable, organic agriculture.  They also have a line of organic food products.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds  Employee-owned seed producer and merchant offers a large variety of quality, disease resistant seed, with many certified organic varieties.  Their products include vegetable seeds; medicinal and culinary herb seeds; flower seeds; cover crops, farm seed, and pasture mixes; fruit plants and seeds, and high quality, problem-solving tools and supplies.

Territorial  Seed Co.  Dedicated to providing gardeners with quality, sustainably grown vegetable, herb and flower seed, live plants and garden supplies.  A privately held company in Cottage Grove, Oregon, Territorial does not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.

Ed Hume Seeds  A family owned and operated business located in the Pacific NW with a seed line specially selected for short season and cool climate areas.  Ed Hume has the longest continuously running gardening show in America with a weekly program in the Pacific Northwest since 1965.  In recent years, it has been syndicated and today, it reaches 50 million households across the country and in Japan.  Look for Gardening in America on KONG, Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.