We began this collection as a focus on seeds from Syria. As our growers network has expanded their focus on Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, and beyond, we've decided to rename the collection Seeds of the Levant.
Some of these seeds were grown by our friend Mason at Bear Bottom Farm, whose grandfather Francois immigrated to the US from Syria. Some were grown by Experimental Farm Network, who have rescued many varieties from the USDA that originated in Syria and other areas of the world experiencing war and natural disaster. Some were grown by several Palestinian friends of ours, and now we are very excited to be building a relationship with the Iraqi Seed Collective. Together, we help to maintain and share the agricultural biodiversity from these regions so that future generations may enjoy their food heritage.