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entrance to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

A Look Inside the Seed Vault That Protects the Building Blocks of Our Planet’s Food Supply

In the far reaches of Norway, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault acts as an insurance policy against worst-case scenarios by...
​Seed Phytonutrients’ bottles

The Story Behind the Beauty Industry’s Most Eco-Friendly Packaging

Here’s a sobering fact: The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash daily, a whopping 30 percent of it packaging...
Sarah Snow and Will Sweeney

Those Gorgeous Hudson Valley Seed Company Art Packs? This Is How They’re Made

Hear from the designers who created Seed Phytonutrients’ custom collection. The imagery on most seed packets tends toward...
Ken Greene and Doug Muller

Meet Ken Greene: A Book Worm with a Green Thumb ... and a Passion for Seed Preservation

Have you heard the one about the librarian who loved seeds so much that he opened a seed library? Nope, that’s not a...
gifts

Ten Last-Minute Gifts for the Plant Lover in Your Life

Still have a few folks left on your holiday shopping list? Fret not, reader: Modern Farmer’s preferred pros (plus a few...
Christmas trees

Three Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Come December 26th, your Christmas tree is officially past its prime. But if the thought of tossing it out with the trash,...